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  • Hundreds make pilgrimage to Tunisian synagogue

    May 10, 2012 | 12:26 pm

    Hundreds of Jews gathered on Tunisia’s Djerba Island as part of a pilgrimage to the 2,500-year-ol d El Ghriba synagogue.

    Some 500 European Jews and 1,000 Jewish Tunisians made the journey Wednesday to celebrate the yahrzeit, or anniversary of the death, of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai,...

  • Amid crisis and violence, Tunisian Jews safe but guarded

    January 18, 2011 | 6:51 pm

    The violence roiling Tunisia hasn’t put the country’s 1,500 or so Jews in serious jeopardy, but Jewish organizations are increasingly concerned about their fate as massive anti-government protests continue.

    No Jews have been targeted by the protesters, according to Roger...