In the series What Do You Know?, we feature scholars’ answers to questions about Jewish history and culture submitted by our readers.
An anonymous reader writes: I would be interested in getting a better understanding of the ebb and flow of dhimmi status over the centuries, and how that affects the way they are treated today.
What does dhimmi mean, where did it come from, and is it still relevant?
- What was Jewish life like in Jerusalem under Ottoman rule?
- Did Jewish men in Morocco and Turkey wear fezzes?
- What is the lingua franca of Mexican Syrian Jews?
- When and why did all the Jews leave Iraq (or Egypt, Yemen, Iran...)? Are there communities there today?
What do you know? What do you want to know?