Jerusalem

Jerusalem economy

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 23.09.2010:

A Snapshot of Jerusalem

By Simon Kouba

This Week in Palestine, September 2010

A quick look at the history of Jerusalem reveals that this city was never an industrial city or an agricultural or economic centre. It has always been a place of pilgrimage since it is the home of the three monotheistic religions. Jerusalem has been known as the capital of historic Palestine, mo(...)

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Gypsies of Jerusalem: history

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 01.12.2009:

From the new Domari website

http://www.wix.com/domarisociety/domari-society-website

The origin of the Gypsy can be traced back to 18th century India, where links between the dialects of Romany and Punjabi have been discovered. The Gypsies of India originally referred to themselves by the term Dom, meaning man. While many Gypsy communities began referring to themselves as Rom or (...)

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Gypsies in Jerusalem: language

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 01.12.2009:

From the new Domari website

http://www.wix.com/domarisociety/domari-society-website

While related to both Punjabi of India and Romany of the Easter European Gypsies, Domari is the language unique to Middle Eastern Gypsies. It is highly influenced by Arabic, and exists in many different dialects throughout the Middle East. In Jerusalem only a few hundred speakers remain, mostly o(...)

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Gypsies in Jerusalem: food

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 01.12.2009:

From the new Domari website

http://www.wix.com/domarisociety/domari-society-website

The food native to the Dom of Jerusalem is a combination of the foods their ancestors ate, and the food of their Arabic hostland.

Food takes the lead in community celebrations, such as weddings and circumcisions and life cycle events, such as funerals. Main dishes usually consist of chicke(...)

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Young Women in the City: Mandate Memories

Contributed by Jerusalem Quarterly on 27.01.2009:

Ellen Fleischmann

Jerusalem Quarterly File

Fall 1998, Issue 2

Focusing on Jerusalem‘s women provides us with a distinctive lens on the city during this period, illuminating in particular the pressures on and transformations in attitudes about gender which accelerated with the events of 1948, but which have their origins even earlier. These stories reveal rich information,(...)

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Hammam al-Ayn

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 04.07.2008:

Jerusalem: A World of Culture

By Huda Imam

As I entered Souq al-Qattanine this morning through Lions Gate, I passed Bab Hutta, St. Anne, Tareeq al-Mujahideen, the Via Dolorosa with its Ecco Homo, and walked towards the Austrian Hospice and Tareeq al-Wad to reach the Centre for Jerusalem Studies. At its Mamlouk khan, around 50 children had gathered, wearing T-shirts from Shams Al(...)

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