Djerba: Jerusalem of North Africa

By Stefan Sablic

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), November 2003

The author describes life in Djerba, Tunisia, a North African island that has preserved its ancient traditions, customs and intimate knowledge of Jewish Law. Jewish life in Djerba centers around the synagogue. Despite the community's commitment to tradition, however, its members are adapting and finding solutions to cope with profound social, political and technological changes.

Topic: Halakha, Ritual, Jewish Law, Tradition, Culture, Diaspora, Future

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.34/no.605

Page Number(s): 14

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Djerba, Tunisia

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Sablic, Stefan. Djerba: Jerusalem of North Africa. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). November 2003: 14.


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