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The synagogue was constructed by the Ashkenazi Jews who came to Istanbul from Austria. The architect of the synagogue was Gabriel Tedoschi. The biggest financial support to the construction of the temple was given by Herman Goldenberg.
The Jewish community in Istanbul used 15 neighborhoods to live in but not all at once. Because of disasters, fires or socaial reasons, there was a migration between the different districts. As there were no gethos in Istanbul communities from different ethnical or religious
Ortakoy is the 3rd biggest Jewish neighborhood in Istanbul. Today, one of the most crowded district of Istanbul, Ortakoy was, for centuries the cradle of different cultures, civilization and religions.
The name of the synagogue comes from the street of the synagogue: Zulf-U Arus. Zulf-u Arus in old Turkish means the fringe of a bride. Because most of the Jewish weddings were held in this temple,
|After the conquest of Istanbul, Moshe Kapsili was pointed the chief rabbi and took the task to organize the Jewish community. During the reconstruction of Istanbul as the third and last capital of the Ottoman Empire, Jews coming from all around the Empire were settled in Balat, Haskoy, Galata and Eminonu. Istanbul had another Jewish migration …||The Jews who came to Istanbul were welcomed by the Sultan Beyazid II. himself. The Sultan knew that those coming to the Empire would also bring their cultural background, their knowledge and they would be useful to the Ottoman Empire. After the marriage between Manuel I, king of Portugal and the daughter of Ferdinand, king of Spain, in 1497,…||The case of Nissim Navaro, among many others, is an example of the Jewish behavior. After the Monroe treaty, some minorities living in Izmir took down the Turkish flag at the entrance of the Splendid Hotel and pulled up a Greek flag in its place. A Turkish Jew named Nissim Navaro took down the Greek flag. Another example is the inauguration of the Sirkeci…|