Jews in the Arab World




Tunisia is home to approximately 1000 Jews, according to the North American Jewish Data Bank’s 2010 findings. The oldest and the biggest synagogue is the El-Ghariba, or the Djerba Synagogue. Every year, thousands of Jewish pilgrims flock to this temple for an annual celebration, but this year, there were only about 500 in attendance. Like other Arab Spring countries, the numbers have plummeted since the revolution in January 2011. Still, Tunisia has one of the largest Jewish populations in the Maghreb.

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