Osnat was born in Kurdistan in 1590. Her story is an astounding one.
The allegation that Mizrahi Jews cling to Zionism because it was forced upon them is racist in the way it infantilizes an entire community.
These leaders should open the dialogue with a simple but sincere message: “I’m sorry.”
Of all the things that unnecessarily divide Israeli and Diaspora Jewry, one of the most striking is the perception that talking (or cursing) in Yiddish is the main sign of a shared cultural heritage.
“Mizrahi Jews need to take a more active role in peace building because we have a similar culture and our stories show we are indigenous to this region and land.”
Entire communities from Morocco to Iraq, from Egypt to Syria, Lebanon, Iran and more were effectively wiped out.
Bibi’s too busy with MK Mansour Abbas to phone Joe Biden.
“The campaign will focus on the voices of Mizrahi Jews as they share their own and their families’ experiences in online videos and written stories that will be spread widely on social media.”
I understand that for the haredim the full-time study of the Torah and other religious sources by Jewish males is more important than anything else – it is life itself.
Today the conflict between Right and Left is still ideological, though the great ideological and political leaders on both sides, all of them modest-living men, are long gone.