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.

The raising of the dead / Lishan Didan (Naq’da)
Raising of the dead - Lishan Didan A story told in Lishan Didan by Avraham Misrahi, 23.5.1985. Test and transcript can be found in Simon...
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Salmas jews in a 1834 book
The following was taken from a letter included in a book Missionary Researches in Armenia: Including a Journey Through Asia Minor … By Eli Smith,...
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Short newspaper clips – Nashdidan
Jews of the Oldest Community in Turkey Arrive in Istanbul En Route to Israel JTA - October 24, 1950 Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Daily news bulletin...
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Granny Margalit’s nut soup
Granny Margalit A few days ago while wandering through virtual space I came across the blog "London Colling" by Boaz Cohen. Boaz is a musician,...
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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....
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