Welcome!

This web site was founded in order to give some information about the little community of the Jewish ethnic group called the Nash Didan. The site presents a little history, a little of the food and customs. We are trying to collect and preserve the disappearing knowledge about the community’s heritage, and present some of the roots and the unique language of the Neo-Aramaic dialect.

We hope tp form an active community that will gather and share pictures and stories about the life in Urmi, Salmas, Baskale Gavur etc and stories about the Aliyah to Israel.

Michael Demirel is the editor of this new site, and the domain & storage made possible by the Demirel family. Feel free to contact us through the contact form in this site.

Jews of Salmas, taken from a 1833 book
This is part of Rev. E. Smith (An American Missionary and Orientalist) and Rev. H.G.O. Dwight research in Armenia. It was published in 1833 by Crocker and Brewster and was retrieved from the University of Harvard. The following is taken from pages 193-195 of VOL II of the book:
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Jews of Salmas, taken from a 1833 book
This is part of Rev. E. Smith (An American Missionary and Orientalist) and Rev. H.G.O. Dwight research in Armenia. It was published in 1833 by Crocker and Brewster and was retrieved from the University of Harvard. The following is taken from pages 193-195 of VOL II of the book:
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This is the home page for the Nash-Didan community site.

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