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Discover Purim in Iran… via Diarna!

January 10th, 2017

While now may not be the ideal moment to take…


Before Its Destruction: Jobar Synagogue in Syria

May 25th, 2016

By Rose Kaplan Posted in Tablet Magazine An organization called Diarna…


A Revolution in Jewish Historiography: Essentials of Geo-Mapping

March 14th, 2014

Diarna (“Our Homes” in Judeo-Arabic) is pioneering a new approach…


Diarna Insights: Remembering Cheikh Raymond’s Record Store in Constantine, Algeria

March 14th, 2014

Enrico Macias, recent recipient of the American Sephardi Federation’s Pomegranate…


Now Screening: “Insights: Inside Queen Esther’s Tomb”

March 14th, 2014

Hamadan, Iran –of all places– hosts one of the largest…

Diarna Celebrates Fifth Anniversary Preserving Jewish Life

October 18th, 2013

Welcome to Diarna: Diarna welcomes you home to witness and…


See Inside Destroyed Surabayan Synagogue

October 17th, 2013

“The last vestige of one [of] Indonesia’s oldest and largest…

From the Field: An Immersive Sites Tour

October 15th, 2013

We are in the process of re-launching our online exhibits…

Diarna’s Curator Chosen for Fellowship

April 5th, 2013

Diarna’s curator, Jason Guberman-Pfeffer, is currently a Tikvah Fellow. A…


Inside Eliyahu Hanavi (Jobar) Synagogue, Damascus, Syria, Pre-Destruction

April 5th, 2013

International media services have been covering the saga of the…

Diarna Insights Featured at UCLA’s Fowler Museum

April 3rd, 2013

A short walk from Imam Khomieni Square in the center…


The Stanton JDC Gallery

March 12th, 2013

Diarna presents a collection of rare photos Sensitive of been…

Diarna and “Esther’s Shrine” Featured in Tablet Magazine

February 24th, 2013

In the poet Mowlana Shahin-i Shirazi’s re-telling of the Book…


Current Exhibit: Jewish Kurdistan

January 24th, 2013

More than six Decades after Iraq’s Judeo-Kurdish community left en…


Explore Jewish Sites Across Morocco

January 23rd, 2013

Diarna’s 360-degree panoramas enable visitors to virtually immerse themselves —…


Retrospective Exhibit: “AIU: Memoires”

October 21st, 2012

This exhibit, featured in Fall 2010 at the Hôtel de…

The al-Qoosh Shrine of Nachum — Interior


Insights No.2 “The al-Qoosh Shrine of Nachum”

October 18th, 2012

“The al-Qoosh Shrine to Nachum” is the second installment of…

Jason Guberman-Pfeffer, Illuminating Mizrachi history

May 22nd, 2012

By Helen Chernikoff Published on The New York Jewish Week…


DHM Board President Knighted by the French Republic

March 8th, 2012

Wellesley College Professor Frances Malino, president of Diarna’s parent 501(c)3…


Simon Lévy Retrospective

February 11th, 2012

The following is a special to Diarna via Alma Rachel…



January 5th, 2012

By Sohrab Ahmari Unable to restore a shrine with a prominent…

Diarna Re-Opens Tripoli’s Dar Bishi Synagogue

October 26th, 2011

Video Tour of Diarna’s Exclusive Digital Reconstruction Media reports abound…

Major Expansion of D’fina (Jewish Morocco) Exhibit

September 26th, 2011

Diarna’s inaugural exhibit, D’fina, is uncovering more of the buried…


Diarna is Source for AP Libya Report

July 27th, 2011

With Libya’s Jewish community officially extinct and war engulfing the…

Diarna Releases 3-D Model of Hamadan Shrine to Esther

March 20th, 2011

On the eve of Purim, Diarna presents a digital reconstruction…

Diarna Featured in Haaretz

November 27th, 2010

Diarna is “an unprecedented and ambitious effort to use Google…


Benchimol Hospital: Documenting Heritage Sites Before It Is Too Late

April 28th, 2010

Only weeks before the sudden demolition of the Haim Benchimol…

Diarna Releases Purim Curriculum

March 28th, 2010

process. Students decide for themselves the modern location of Shushan…