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 Pilgrims flock to Africa's oldest synagogue for Lag Ba'omer

Pilgrims flock to Africa's oldest synagogue for Lag Ba'omer

Hundreds of pilgrims converge on synagogue on Mediterranean island of Djerba, home to one of the last Jewish communities in the Arab world.AFP, 22/05/2019 18:06
This rabbi blows a shofar just before Shabbat

This rabbi blows a shofar just before Shabbat

Every Friday, Tunisia's chief rabbi stands on his rooftop and blows a shofar, announcing the start of Shabbat.Hezki Baruch, 10/05/2018 18:37
Pilgrimage to Tunisia synagogue ends without incident

Pilgrimage to Tunisia synagogue ends without incident

About 3,000 people took part in annual Jewish pilgrimage to Ghriba synagogue on island of Djerba.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/05/2018 04:04
Worshippers flock to Tunisia synagogue for Lag Ba'Omer

Worshippers flock to Tunisia synagogue for Lag Ba'Omer

Thousands of pilgrims celebrate Lag Ba'Omer at the Ghriba synagogue on the Tunisian island of Djerba.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/05/2018 04:15
5 arrested following firebomb attack on Tunisian synagogue

5 arrested following firebomb attack on Tunisian synagogue

Five men ranging in age from 19 to 21 arrested days after synagogue on island of Djerba firebombed.JTA, 15/01/2018 18:31
Terror warning for Djerba Lag B'Omer celebration

Terror warning for Djerba Lag B'Omer celebration

Counterterrorism Bureau sharpens current travel warning for Tunisia following terrorist motivation increase to attack Jews.Mordechai Sones, 03/05/2017 11:34
Jihadist threats mar Lag BaOmer in Tunisia

Jihadist threats mar Lag BaOmer in Tunisia

Security tightened ahead of annual Lag BaOmer pilgrimage in Tunisia.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/05/2016 16:05
Tunisia: Assures Jews over Terror Threat

Tunisia: Assures Jews over Terror Threat

Tunisian Interior Minister rejects Israeli Prime Minister's Office warning of 'concrete threats' of terror attack against ancient synagogue.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/05/2015 17:29
Report: Muslims Attempt to Kidnap Jew in Djerba

Report: Muslims Attempt to Kidnap Jew in Djerba

Three men attempted to kidnap the 12-year-old boy on the eve of the holiday of Sukkot.Moshe Cohen, 12/10/2014 16:43
Muslim Terrorists Stab Jewish Man in Tunisia

Muslim Terrorists Stab Jewish Man in Tunisia

Gabriel Ozen, 38, saved by local shop owners. But the terrorist is freed after just one hour - and threats of a Muslim riot.Haim Lev, 25/05/2014 13:22
Lag Ba'Omer Pilgrims to Visit Ancient Tunisia Shul

Lag Ba'Omer Pilgrims to Visit Ancient Tunisia Shul

Lag Ba'omer pilgrims to visit Ghriba synagogue on island of Djerba, amid controversy over Israeli visas.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/05/2014 16:15
Tunisia Protests Recognition of Israeli Passport

Tunisia Protests Recognition of Israeli Passport

Tunisia's parliament to question tourism minister over a decision allowing Israelis to use their passports to enter the country.Elad Benari, 24/04/2014 04:15
Tunisian Jew Stabbed in Djerba

Tunisian Jew Stabbed in Djerba

Possible anti-Semitic attack occurred on the eve of Pesach, and just one month before annual Jewish El-Ghriba pilgrimage.Ari Soffer, 16/04/2014 18:00
Tunisian Activists Blast Gov't Harassment of Jews

Tunisian Activists Blast Gov't Harassment of Jews

Ancient Jewish community of Djerba is "fed up with being used by politicians" to showcase "coexistence," whilst facing attacks.Ari Soffer, 02/10/2013 22:10
Annual Pilgrimage at Tunisia Begins

Annual Pilgrimage at Tunisia Begins

Pilgrims arrive at Tunisia's Ghriba synagogue amid tight security, with reinforcements deployed around Djerba.Arutz Sheva North America, 26/04/2013 23:00
Tunisian Jews Hope to Revive Annual Pilgrimage

Tunisian Jews Hope to Revive Annual Pilgrimage

Organizers of a pilgrimage to Africa's oldest synagogue in Djerba are hoping for a revival this year after a slump in attendance.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/04/2013 05:12
Tunisia: 5 Arrested in Plot to Kidnap Jew

Tunisia: 5 Arrested in Plot to Kidnap Jew

Four Libyans, Tunisian policeman suspected of plotting to kidnap a young Jew and hold him for ransom.Gil Ronen, 01/11/2012 19:42
Israel Reiterates Travel Alert to Tunisia

Israel Reiterates Travel Alert to Tunisia

Israel's National Counter-Terrorism Bureau has reiterated its travel advisory regarding Tunisia for the Lag B'Omer holiday.Chana Ya'ar, 03/05/2012 19:27
Tunisia: Protect Annual Jewish Piligrimage

Tunisia: Protect Annual Jewish Piligrimage

Tunisia's tourism minister: the annual Jewish pilgrimage to Djerba should be maintained.Elad Benari, 18/04/2012 10:11
Israelis Receive Travel Warning Ahead of Holidays

Israelis Receive Travel Warning Ahead of Holidays

Counter-Terrorism Bureau issues travel warning to Israelis for the spring holidays. Sinai, Turkey, Tunisia, Nigeria especially dangerous.Elad Benari, 22/03/2012 03:45
Tunisia Extends State of Emergency

Tunisia Extends State of Emergency

The nation that gave birth to the Jasmine Revolution and the Arab Spring has just extended its state of emergency for the rest of the year.Chana Ya'ar, 30/11/2011 10:15
Quiet Lag B'Omer in Djerba

Quiet Lag B'Omer in Djerba

Lag B'Omer celebrations were quiet for the first time this year in Djerba, where security precautions took precedence over simcha (joy).Chana Ya'ar, 22/05/2011 15:46
21 Israelis Rescued from Tunisia

21 Israelis Rescued from Tunisia

It wasn't Entebbe, but 21 Israeli tourists in Tunisia were grateful when a complex rescue operation brought them home to Ben Gurion Airport.Chana Ya'ar, 16/01/2011 10:39