Mejadra

Mejadra

The Mejadra recipe in Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi's Jerusalem: A Cookbook is Tamimi's take on the traditional Arab comfort food combination of rice, lentils, and onions. And I have this gorgeous cookbook!

#DailyMailUK ..... "Alois Brunner, who was responsible for the deaths of an estimated 130,000 Jews, died in 2001 at the age of 89, locked up in a squalid Damascus basement living off rations."... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4108854/Nazi-war-criminal-Alois-Brunner-invented-mobile-gas-vans-kill-Jews-died-years-squalor-living-Syrian-cellar-revealed.html

Nazi war criminal died after years of squalor in a Syrian cellar

Nazi war criminal Alois Brunner died after living in Syrian cellar

A Baghdadi rabbi with Hasidic students and Syrian Jews at a wedding celebration in Jerusalem, 1904.

A Baghdadi rabbi with Hasidic students and Syrian Jews at a wedding celebration in Jerusalem,

Syrian chickpeas in garlicky yoghurt (+UK giveaway!) [Amuse Your Bouche]

Syrian chickpeas in garlicky yoghurt

The traditional Syrian dish of chickpeas in garlicky yoghurt is a deliciously creamy vegetarian dish - serve with pitta bread and plenty of toppings!

Many have noted the historical parallels between the current debate over Syrians seeking refuge in the United States and the plight of European Jews fleeing German-occupied territories on the eve of World War II.

Anne Frank and her family were also denied entry as refugees to the U.S

Anne Frank and her family were also denied entry as refugees to the U.

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The city of Dura Europos was founded around 300 BCE by Seleucids History of Macedonia the ancient kingdom of Greece

With their sweet and slightly sharp sauce these fish cakes, typical of Syrian Jews, manage to capture much of the spirit of Sephardi food. They are delicate, almost brittle and thus very comforting and very popular, perfect for a large  family gathering where there are many, often fussy, diners to please. The cakes are almost better the day after they are cooked; just remember to bring them back to room temperature or warm them up before serving. Serve with bulgar, rice, couscous or bread…

Cod cakes in tomato sauce

From the Jerusalem recipe book by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi, these cod cakes are both sweet and slightly sharp. Serve the fishcakes with bulgar wheat and spinach.

In 1938, 69% of U.S. college students said we shouldn't offer a haven in this country for Jewish refugees from Europe. Six mill Jews later died. Remember this when politicians say "we shouldn't accept any Syrian refugees."

college students said we shouldn't offer a haven in this country for Jewish refugees from Europe. Remember this when politicians say "we shouldn't accept any Syrian refugees.

A 2002 picture of Khaled Asaad in front of a rare sarcophagus from Palmyra depicting two priests dating from the 1st century.

Beheaded Syrian scholar refused to lead Isis to hidden Palmyra antiquities

A hero. Beheaded Syrian scholar refused to lead Isis to hidden Palmyra antiquities. A 2002 picture of Khaled al-Asaad in front of a rare sarcophagus from Palmyra depicting two priests dating from the first century.

When I wrote a few weeks ago that the Middle East would at some point reach out and grab America’s crackpot President, I never guessed it would do so at such speed. Nor that the entire fandango would come wrapped up in a Hitler fiasco which dumped the White House madmen back in another hole. Nor, indeed, that an American media which had identified Trump as insane should so quickly fall into line and regard the firing of 59 Cruise missiles at Syria as a change of US foreign "policy"...

Donald Trump, who doesn't read books, is ignorant of history – and so is his pet chump Sean Spicer

The question of collusion between Russian interests and Donald Trump& campaign is far from answered, despite repeated assertions by the President& spokesman that it& case closed.

Jewish Girl Syria 1900. What do you think happened to the native Jews of Northern Africa?

Jewish Girl Syria What do you think happened to the native Jews of Northern Africa?

"Poor Jewish family in Aleppo" (circa 1912) ~ Syria. Description from internet

Americans Stand with Israel: Palestinian refugee problem : resolved

Oberleutnant Alois Brunner, last commander of FliK 36 with the 1917 Model Field Pilot Badge

War criminal Alois Brunner, Adolf Eichmann’s main assistant, died in Syria

IJewish Woman in Syria

Jewish woman in indoors outfit. Syria, ca.

Early 1920's Syria Jewish Woman

Judaica, Early 1920's Syria, Jewish woman - Israelite Photo postcard

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