Tunisian President disputes claims that he blamed Jews for unrest

Tunisian President Kaïs Saïed  disputed allegations that he had accused Jews of being responsible for unrest in the country, in a video posted to his Facebook page.

Roundup of Tunisian Jews remembered in online ceremony

The Society for the history of Tunisian Jews will organise an online commemoration of the 78th anniversary of the round-up of the Jews of Tunis by the SS and the establishment of forced labor camps in Tunisia.

National Library of Tunisia publishes homage to Albert Memmi

The National Library of Tunisia has published a booklet paying posthumous tribute to the Franco-Tunisian Jewish writer Albert Memmi, who passed away in Paris in May 2020, aged 99.

Jewish annual pilgrimage to the Ghriba cancelled due to coronavirus

The annual Jewish pilgrimage to the Ghriba on the island of Djerba, has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event usually gathers thousands of pilgrims from around the world.

Chief Rabbi of Tunisia in self-isolation after being in contact with infected person

Like dozens of members of the Jewish Community, the Chief Rabbi of Tunisia, Haim Bittan, self-isolated after Tunisian Ministry of Health alerted him he was in contact with a person infected by the coronavirus. 

Tunisian president visits Djerba synagogue

Tunisian president Kais Saied visited the Hara El-Kbira, the Jewish quarter on the island of Djerba, meeting the Jewish community and visiting the historic Ghriba synagogue.

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