Djerba’s Ghriba synagogue pilgrimage subdued amid heightened security

During the pilgrimage in May 2023, two faithful and three gendarmes were killed in front of the synagogue in an attack carried out by another gendarme.

Tunisian Jewish pilgrimage scaled back amid security fears

The pilgrimage is at the heart of Jewish tradition in Tunisia, where only about 1,500 members of the faith still live — mainly on Djerba.

A synagogue was burned in Sfax in a suspected arson attack

The attack comes after another synagogue was torched in October 2023, shortly after the Hamas massacre.

Historic synagogue in Tunisia heavily damaged in rioting tied to Israel-Hamas war

A historic synagogue in Tunisia was reduced to rubble amid mass rioting against Israel.

UNESCO adds Djerba in Tunisia to world heritage list

The island is famous for its religious diversity, featuring churches, mosques, and synagogues, including Ghriba, which is the oldest synagogue in Africa.

Judeo-Arabic culture of Tunisian Jews presented in an exhibition in Beer Sheba

The exhibition "Family Affair" presents the culture and customs of Tunisian Jews in the 19th and 20th centuries in a unique and intimate way.

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