Thursday, November 26, 2015

The ancient Jewish community at Djerba

HISTORY: Ancient Jewish community endures on Tunisian isle (Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff).
The Jewish community on the Tunisian resort island of Djerba traces its roots back to the Babylonian exile of 586 B.C.E., and is one of the few communities of its kind to have survived the turmoil around the creation of Israel.
Background here and here.