El Ghriba Synagogue, Christians, and Muslims

Israel recommended avoiding all travel to Tunisia before the festival of Lag b’Omer.

CHR Comment: The article briefly mentions that Jews, Christians, and Muslims have lived alongside one another peacefully in this Tunisian city. Jews lived there c. 2,000 years. Christians would have arrived in the first or second century. The Muslim conquests passed through at the end of the seventh century. Since the creation of the modern state of Israel in 1948, the number of Jews living in Djerba has dwindled to c. 1,100.

Source: Pilgrims flock to one of the Arab world’s last Jewish communities


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