Born and Raised in Israel, Moroccan Jew Sets Out to Find Erased Identity in Her Parents' Homeland

Khen Elmaleh, Haaretz, 08/09/2019

On a first visit to Africa's northwestern corner, Khen Elmaleh tackles cultural erasure and fulfills her grandfather's dream.

Tunisian Piano, Medals and Magic Spells: Treasures Recount Glory of Jews From Arab Countries

Ofer Aderet, Haaretz, 04/13/2019

Artifacts now on display at a Tel Aviv museum tell the story of flourishing communities in Arab countries and Iran, who sought refuge in Israel in its early years.

Jews of Color Talk Racial Biases and Privilege in Israel and US

Events, , 10/24/2017

Come hear Meytal Russo and Oraneet Shikmah Orevi speak about their personal experiences as both fierce activists and women of color in Israel and the US.

Mimouna: Taking the End of Passover to Whole New Level

Team Be'chol Lashon, Jewish&, 04/25/2016

After the internal focus on the Jewish experience of the Exodus, Mimouna celebrations were community affairs with families opening the doors to friends and neighbors.

Mizrahi Artists Are Here to Incite a Culture War

Ayelet Tsabari, Forward, 03/16/2016

A poetry event called Ars Poetica, consisting of typically marginalized poets in Israeli society, has become both the best party in town and the most significant cultural phenomenon in Israel today.

Sephardic Hanukkah Traditions

Adam Eilath, Jewish&, 12/16/2014

As a Jew with North African roots, I have always felt that my culture's rich and diverse traditions set me apart from my peers and classmates.

If A-Wa Wants Real Mizrahi Revival, It'sTime To Get Political

Leeron Hoory, Forward Magazine, 06/27/2016

A-Wa, the groundbreaking band made up of three Israeli Yemenite sisters who famously sing in Arabic, has just released its first album “Habib Galbi” in the U.S. The band was listed by Rolling Stone last week as one of the 10 New Artists You Need To Know. The group’s first music video, “Habib Galbi,” has attracted 3.5 million views, and they’ve been covered by NPR, VICE, The Washington Post and other international publications.

Bsisa: A Tasty Women's Tradition To Begin The Passover Season

Adam Eilath & Tamar Zaken and Tamar Zaken, Jewish&, 04/06/2016

What is the best way to usher in the Passover season? Not with handwringing and housecleaning, but with celebration, blessing and sweet joy!

Push launched for Mizrahi heritage in schools

Tamar Travelsky Haddad, Ynet News, 02/05/2016

Following years of criticism for neglecting non-European Jewish history and culture, the Education Ministry has formed a committee to recommend necessary action.

Push launches for Mizrahi heritage in schools

Tamar Travelsky Haddad, Ynet, 02/05/2016

Israel marks exodus of Jews from Arab countries

Staff, Times of Israel, 11/30/2015

850,000 Jews fled from Mideast countries and Iran in 1930s-50s; Shas’s Deri says next banknotes should feature eastern writers.

I'm a Mizrahi Jew. Do I Count as a Person of Color?

Sigal Samuel, Forward, 08/10/2015

Am I a person of color? You’d think there would be a straightforward answer to a question like that. And for a while, I thought there was. I thought the answer was yes.

The Last of the Arab Jews

Lucette Lagnado, The Wall Street Journal, 02/13/2015

Here, in the heart of the Muslim world, the crowds were speaking Arabic. The band was Arab too, playing boisterous Arabic melodies. But the revelers were Orthodox Jews—as devout as they come.

Learning to Undo 'Ashkenormativity'

Jonathan Katz, The Forward, 11/05/2014