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Turkey is famed for a history of tolerance toward minorities and there is a growing nostalgia for the ‘Ottoman Mosaic’.  Marcy Brink-Danan examines what it means for Jews to live as a tolerated minority in contemporary Istanbul.  Brink-Danan explores the contradictions and gaps in the popular ideology of Turkey as a land of tolerance, describing how Turkish Jews manage the tensions between cosmopolitanism and patriotism, difference as Jews and sameness as Turkish citizens, tolerance and violence.

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