During the Third Reich, Turkey provided refuge for Jewish intellectuals. Today the Jewish community is rapidly shrinking, but those who are left can recall a long tradition of Jewish culture in the country.
Karen Gerson is trying to preserve a dying language. As a journalist and singer, she fosters Ladino, the language of her Sephardic ancestors. And on the Sabbath, she also makes a great Turkish mocha.
Jews in Turkey bridge East and West.