The Jews of Djerba (1990)

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According to tradition, the Jewish community of this island off the coast of Tunisia dates back to the Babylonian exile. This video explores the rich history and customs of this unique place. The Jews left Babylon over 2,500 years ago and were scattered over a wide geographical terrain. The Jewish community on this island sees itself as the remnant of an earlier congregation, and it claims to have the "Ghriba" stones from the Temple. A fascinating exploration of the present as well as the past.