A Jewish island in the middle of Africa

“A Jewish island in the middle of Africa.”

In the 19th century, the ancestors of members of the Falash-Mura community had converted to Christianity, and thus were not welcomed to Israel under the Right of Return, like the rest of the Ethiopian Jewry.

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Today, many of the around 5,000 families have been waiting to immigrate to Israel for decades. Israeli photographer Lior Sperandeo recently traveled to Ethiopia and returned with a wealth of stories and photos.

Jewish Heritage Tours in Istanbul

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For Visitors ;
Security in the Jewish community is very tight. An essential prelude to any visit to any synagogue in Turkey is contact with the Jewish Heritage tour company in Istanbul . They will ask you to complete a form giving details of a reference your adress in Turkey and the dates and times you wish to visit particular synagogues…

ISTANBUL
After the Turkish conquest of Constantinople in1453 , Sultan Mehmet II ( the Conqueor 1451-1481 ) encouraged immigration to repopulate the city. Jewish communities were invited to take up residence at Hasköy on the eastern bank of the Golden Horn. Under Sultan Beyazit II ( 1481-1512 ) Jews persecuted in Spain and Portugal were encouraged to establish themselves in the Ottoman Empire. In Istanbul the new immigrants settled mostly near the Balat quarter on the western bank of the Golden Horn where a Jewish community had existed since Byzantine times. Jews also settled in villages along the western shore of the Bosphorus….

GALATA
The area around the Galata Tower in Beyoglu is of prime interest to visitors touring the Jewish interest sites. The neighborhood has bustling street life the synagogues have great historical and artictic value,and all sites are within easy walking distance of one another.

BALAT
This is another of the quarters in which Jews were settled after their expulsion from Spain enlarging a community which had lived here since Byzantine times. Today Balat is a working-class district on the shores of the Golden Horn.

A-Half Day Jewish Morning Tour in Istanbul

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Half Day Jewish Morning Tour in Istanbul Except Saturday and Sunday !!!! A ) Advance Reservation Req More info

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B-Half Day Jewish Afternoon Tour in Istanbul

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Half Day Jewish Afternoon Tour in Istanbul Galata – Balat – Fener – Ortakoy       More info

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C-Full Day Jewish Heritage Tour in Istanbul

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Full Day Jewish Heritage Tour in Istanbul Galata – Karakoy – Balat – Fener – More info

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D-Half Day Jewish & Half Day Sultanahmet Tour

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Half Day Jewish & Half Day Sultanahmet Tour – Except Saturday and Sunday !!!! – A ) More info

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E- Half Day Jewish Heritage & Half Day Bosphorus Tour

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Half Day Jewish Heritage & Half Day Bosphorus Tour – Except Saturday and Sunday !!!! ̵ More info

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F-4 Days 3 Nights Jewish Heritage Tour In ISTANBUL

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4 Days 3 Nights Jewish Heritage Tour In ISTANBUL – Except Saturday and Sunday !!!! – More info

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G-5 Days 4 Nights Jewish Heritage Tour In ISTANBUL

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5 Days 4 Nights Jewish Heritage Tour In ISTANBUL – Except Saturday and Sunday !!!! – More info

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H-The Jews of Turkey Istanbul History

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The Jews of Turkey Istanbul History TIMELINE — Articles by Louis Fisman Early Settlement From More info

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Some Tours Recommadations in Istanbul and Turkey ;

Check out Istanbul Tour in this website ;
http://www.istanbullife.org/group-city-tours-in-istanbul/
Check out our Art and Cultural Tours as well in this website ;
http://www.istanbullife.org/cultural-toursworkshops/
Check out our Islamic Tours as well in this website ;
http://www.istanbullife.org/islamic-tours-in-istanbul/
Check out our Whirling Dervish ceremonies as well in this website;
http://www.istanbullife.org/whirling-dervish-ceremony/

Check out Ephesus Tour as well in this website ;
http://www.istanbullife.org/tours-in-turkey/tours-in-ephesus/
Check out Cappadocia Tour as well in this website ;
http://www.istanbullife.org/tours-in-turkey/tours-in-cappadocia/

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