Islamist ascendancy casts shadow on Tunisian Jews

19.05.2012                      27.Ijar. 5772                    Behar-Beschukotai; Tag 42 des Omer

Tunesien:

Islamist ascendancy casts shadow on Tunisian Jews

Exclusive: Worries over the direction of the country in the aftermath of the Arab Spring persist among Jewish community.

Over a dozen men meet on a Saturday evening at a house of worship tucked away in a quiet alley in this seaside suburb of Tunis. They pray and sing songs and break bread together in a building that most locals do not even know exists.
And while the entrance to the sanctuary is diminutive and the service respectful of the Muslim- majority surroundings, they do so freely, merrily and without fear….