Tunisia: Jewish faithful flock to Djerba for annual celebration

Thousands of people visited Africa's oldest synagogue, El Ghriba on the island of Djerba on Wednesday to participate in the traditional Jewish pilgrimage. Footage shows worshippers praying, lighting candles, writing wishes on eggs, and dancing to music at the annual festivities. «Ghariba brings joy and this is not for the Jews only but for all. I wish the mercy and charity for all,» said... Еще visitor Youda Vitonsi. The event celebrates the two-day Lag BaOmer festival, which takes place 33 days after Passover. According to reports, around 5,000 pilgrims participated in the festivities that takes place on Wednesday and Thursday on the Tunisian island.

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