Tagged Aleppo

OP-ED Aleppo needs action, not words

A Syrian civilian is loaded into a bus by members of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent at a makeshift shelter in Jibrin, on the eastern outskirts of Aleppo, Dec. 22, 2016. (George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty Images)

  (JTA) — Aleppo, one of the world’s oldest cities and Syria’s largest metropolis, is synonymous with one of humanity’s cruelest conflicts — now surpassing the siege of Sarajevo as the deadliest and longest-running battle for a city in our time. With an estimated 31,000 deaths, the battle for… Read more »

A Syrian Jew’s message to Aleppo: Keep tradition and don’t lose hope

Syrians fleeing violence in Aleppo arrive in the city's Fardos neighborhood after government troops retook the area from rebel fighters, Dec. 13, 2016. (Stringer/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (JTA) — Although Poopa Dweck has never been to Aleppo, her New Jersey home evokes the smells of a kitchen in the now-ravaged Syrian city. Dweck was born after her parents left the once-bustling metropolis in 1947, but she still calls it her “homeland.” She has dedicated herself… Read more »