Galyah / Passover Meat

Great recipe of Galyah, Taken from the Persian Cook Book, Presented by The sisterhood of the Persian Hebrew congregation, Skokie, IL Used with kind permission. My notes: The recipe does not mention water amounts used to cook. I know the water gets absorbed and you should add during cooking. The …

Ayran plus+

A Cold soup based on yogurt. Originaly Ayran is simply yogurt with water and salt. this traditional recipe I know since childhood, and it is very refreshing in hot summer days. Ayran içki, karni şişti

Jews of Hakkari (Gever)

Traveler Frederic Millingen mentioned about population of Hakkari as 210,000 individuals in 1870, of which 2,000 were Jewish. Two decades after Millinge, Vital Cuinet estimated a total population of Hakkari as 300,000 at the end of the nineteenth century. Of this number 4,000 were Jewish and 112,000 Christians. During my …

Jews of Başkale and Van

Van as a site is an ancient city. For centuries different religious communities lived together in harmony in the city. Muslims, Armenians (Gregorian, Catholic and Protestant Armenians) and Jews lived in Van for a ling time of period. Accordingly, Kemal Karpat in his study, Ottoman Population 1830-1914 Demographic and Social …