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

This new exhibition in Beer Sheba, by the artist Eliahou Eric Bokobza, explores the rich heritage of the Jewish community in Tunisia

Eliahou Eric Bokobza’s new exhibition “Family Affair” presents the culture and customs of Tunisian Jews in the 19th and 20th centuries in a unique and intimate way, with paintings in the colors of Tunisia, as well as jewelry, period silverware, video animations, holographic projections, Judeo-Arabic music and traditional dress.

Inaugurated at the Museum of Islamic Culture and the Near East, in the southern city of Beer Sheba in Israel, and in partnership with the Institut Français. Through the prism of art, Tunisia, France and Zionism intertwine.

The fascinating exhibition plunges visitors into the Judeo-Arabic world and gives the Sephardic diaspora of Tunisia the place it deserves in Israel.

Visitors enter room by room into the reconstructed home of the artist’s parents, who left Tunisia for Paris before immigrating to Israel in 1969. Presented as an exploration of the daily life in a typical Jewish family in Tunis, punctuated by traditions.


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