Category: Jewish Atlas

The Jews Of Greece

Before the beginning of the Common Era, Jews were known to have lived in Sparta, Sikyon, Delphi, Athens, Patras, Mantineja, Laconia, Corinth, Thessalalonika, Philippi, and Beroa. Due to baptism forced on Jews by some Byzantine emperors, a number of Jews…

The Jews Of Iran & Afghanistan

The present kingdom of Persia, which recently officially took the name “Iran,” encompasses a region of over 1,640,000 square kilometers with about 15 million inhabitants. The most important cities are the capital Tehran as well Tabris, Mesched, and Isfahan (the…

Before The Deluge: The Jews Of Turkey

Translator’s Note: Dr. Wischnitzer subdivided his discussion of Turkey into two sections, European Turkey and Asiatic Turkey. We’ll deal with European Turkey. European Turkey in its present form consists of the small region around Istanbul, Adrianopolis, Kirkilisse, and Rodosto. For the…