Publication Date: January 2009
Publisher: Association for Jewish Studies; Association for Jewish Studies
Author(s): Frances Malino; Jason Guberman-Pfeffer; Frances Malino; Jason Guberman-Pfeffer
Research Area: Education; Social conditions
Keywords: Mizrahi Jews; Internet; History; Technology
The authors discuss Diarna ("our home" in Judeo-Arabic), a new project in which scholars, social entrepreneurs, Google Earth developers and Middle Eastern researchers are collaborating to gather photographs and other multimedia materials from physical locations of former Mizrahi Jewish life, and map it all on Google Earth. The project can help to document traces of Jewish life before they vanish, the authors explain, in addition to being a valuable pedagogical tool.
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