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Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Tunisia's Jews Celebrate Lag Ba'omer Holiday

Synagogue Al Ghriba. Painting by Hanafi

Starting tomorrow, the Island of Djerba, south of Tunisia and site of one of the oldest synagogues, will be celebrating the annual jewish festivities known as Lag Ba'omer.
For hundreds of years the beautiful synagogue served as the Tunisian Jews’ spiritual center, and each year during Lag Ba’omer, a Hilulah that attracts thousands of believers, is held at the site...


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