Annual Jewish pilgrimage in Tunisia’s Djerba enhances tolerance and co-existence

BGMN, Tunisian Monitor Online, 05/23/2019

Hundreds of pilgrims flocked on Wednesday to the Ghriba synagogue on the Mediterranean island of Djerba where one of the last Jewish communities in the Arab world is still living there and seize the annual Jewish pilgrimage to the oldest synagogue to voice their wish for blessing.

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.


Up Your Coucous Game

Joan Nathan, Tablet, 01/01/1970

This Tunisian fish dish is perfect for Rosh Hashanah, or any dinner party

Jews and Muslims together, the magic of a pilgrimage in Tunisia, Marc Knobel

Marc Knobel, Harissa, 06/10/2016

The magic here and magically transported me to a place of rare beauty, the Ghriba Synagogue in Djerba, the oldest synagogue in North Africa, it is said.

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!

Tunisian dishes from a lost world

Hedai Offaim, Haaretz, 05/08/2015

In the lively Tunisian Jewish community of the late 1930s, religious and secular Jews lived side by side, as did French-speakers and Arabic-speakers, Zionists and holders of French citizenship.

Tunisian President Vows to Protect Jewish Community

Eliyahu Berkowitz, JP Updates, 03/29/2015

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.

Tunisian Jewish leader says no to aliyah

adm, Ynetnews, 01/31/2012

The Jews Gone and Muslims Restore Synagogues in Rural Tunisia

Staff Writer, Pakistan Daily, 01/22/2008