Tag Archives: Salonica

Podcast Interview with Aron Rodrigue and Sarah Abrevaya Stein on Forward.com

Undated studio portrait of Sa’adi Besalel a-Levi and his second wife, Esther, dressed in clothing distinctive to Salonican Jewry.

Listen to this podcast on the Forward.com, in which  Aron Rodrigue and Sarah Abrevaya Stein talk to Dan Friedman about their new book A Jewish Voice from Ottoman Salonica (Stanford University Press, 2012).


International Workshop: The Jews of Salonica in the modern period, 1492-1950

Thessaloniki, June 25-26, 2012
International Hellenic University

This workshop includes ten papers, a plenary speech by Aron Rodrigue  (Stanford University), a presentation of the database ‘Greek Jewish Shoah Testimonies’ and a roundtable discussion. For the complete schedule, download the program.

The workshop is organized in the context of a special issue of the Jewish History Journal on the Jews of Salonica. The issue, scheduled to appear in 2013, is co-edited by Anthony Molho (Brown University & European University Institute), Eyal Ginio (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and Paris Papamichos Chronakis (University of Thessaly).

The plenary speech, database presentation and the roundtable discussion are open to the public. However, registration is required to attend the paper presentations. To register, please contact Paris Papamichos Chronakis (pchronakis[at]gmail.com).

New book: Jewish Entrepreneurship in Salonica

Orly C. Meron, Jewish Entrepreneurship in Salonica, 1912-1940: An Ethnic Economy in Transition, Sussex Academic Press, 2012.

In this book, Dr. Orly C. Meron, provides a multidisciplinary exploration of Salonica’s Jewish-owned economy between the years 1912-1940, a period prior to and during Greece’s national consolidation. Based on original and newly analyzed archival materials, she presents the results of her comparative and inter-ethnic study of Jewish entrepreneurial patterns for three distinct historical periods and two levels of analysis. Continue reading