Tunisian Jewry

Where Sephardic History Abounds

Djerba is more than just a beach vacation; it also offers a window onto a historic Jewish culture.

12/29/2014 - 19:00
Travel Writer

Every day will be a little bit lighter now, but this week is still among the darkest of the year, and the chilliest. So it’s the perfect moment to take a closer look at the sunny Mediterranean shores of Djerba, Tunisia, one of my recommendations for Jewish travel in 2015.

A stall in Djerba’s Houmt Souk.  WIkimedia commons

Tunisian Parliament Rejects Special Bloc For Jews

03/28/2013 - 20:00

(JTA) -- A Tunisian government committee rejected a proposal to allocate a bloc of seats in parliament to Jews.

The proposal, which had been opposed by Tunisia's Jewish leadership, was rejected by the National Constituent Assembly's committee on legislative and executive powers on the grounds that it would create unnecessary divisions among Tunisians, committee member Walid Bannani told Tunisia Live.

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