Libya - Eretz Zion and Jerusalem

The community of Libyan Jewry and the next generation

Herzl, Galila, Independence and Kedma – are just some of the “illegal immigration” ships that made their way from Libya to Israel from 1949. In 1967 the last Jews left the Libya, and a 2,500-year-old tradition in exile made aliyah to Israel.

The contribution of the ‘Trabelsia’ (another nickname for the Jews of Libya) to the establishment of the State of Israel and to the settlement in the country, is based on the vision of redemption. With their arrival they established dozens of settlements from north to south: Kerem Ben Zimra, Alma, Elishama, Hatzav, Birya, Ahuzam, Shalva and more are just part of the ‘Wall and Tower’ settlements of Libyan Jewry in Israel.
Besides manual labor and the revival of the land, Libyan Jews lived a life of Torah and work. They often spiced up their rich spiritual world with poetry and liturgical hymns. It is important to note with pride that one of the most favorite “piyyutim” (liturgical hymns) in all Jewish communities is Bar Yochai, written in Libya by Rabbi Shimon Lavi and sung every Shabbat night.

The community continued to maintain its character and stay connected with the beautiful customs of the Basisa, Lil Haas and Nahar and others, with the ethnic newspaper “Livluv”, and of course with the establishment of the World Museum & Libyan Jewish Heritage Center which was built in Or Yehuda. All of these represent a glorious heritage and serve as pride for all members of the community in Israel and around the world.

Libyan Jews contributed to Israeli cuisine from their special dishes, rich in flavors and aromas, which have become an integral part of Israeli cuisine. The chuma pepper, haraima fish, couscous, mafrum, and all sorts of tbiech are just a small part of the rich world of foods made in the Libyan kitchen.

From then to today, this small community contributed greatly to the people of Israel and many of them attained key positions, such as entrepreneur Yitzhak Tshuva, Minister Yitzhak Cohen, Minister Moshe Kahlon and even Rabbi Zamir Cohen’s wife.

About the event

We all meet and celebrate the resurgence of the culture of the Jews from Arab countries and Iran, together with communities around the world.
Connect to a special broadcast like you’ve never seen before!
You can take part interactively, and might even be seen on screen.
Guests, artists, music and stories come together in an uplifting one-time event.

משרד ירושלים ומורשת Jerusalem and heritage
המשרד לשיוויון חברתי

Indiquez vos noms et adresse électronique et nous enverrons un mail de rappel et le lien vers l’événement.
Vous pourrez le visionner en tout lieu, sur votre ordinateur ou votre smartphone.
Nous nous réjouissons de vous compter parmi nous !

Vous êtes invités à participer dans la salle de votre communauté et nous vous verrons peut-être à l’écran !
La salle est limitée à 1 000 participants pour chaque communauté – ne perdez pas un instant pour vous inscrire et réserver votre place.
Avant l’événement nous vous enverrons un rappel et un lien pour que vous puissiez vous connecter de partout avec un ordinateur muni d’une webcam ou un smartphone.

Fill in your details below, and we’ll send you a notification to your email address, and a link to the actual event. You can choose to watch the event anywhere, through any computer or smartphone. Looking forward to having you amongst our viewers!

Feel free to join your community room, and we may feature you on the live broadcast!
The place is limited to 1,000 participants in each community – so hurry to register and secure a place.
Closer to the event, we will send you a reminder and a link, so you can join from anywhere using a computer with a camera or smartphone.

מלאו את הפרטים ונשלח לכם למייל תזכורת ואת הקישור לאירוע עצמו.
תוכלו לצפות מכל מקום – באמצעות מחשב או סמארטפון.
נשמח לראותכם בין אורחינו!

מוזמנים להצטרף לחדר הקהילה שלכם, ואולי נשתף אתכם בשידור!
המקום מוגבל ל-1,000 משתתפים בכל קהילה – מהרו להירשם ולהבטיח מקום.
חדרי הקהילה יפתחו כחצי שעה לפני השידור. סמוך לאירוע, נשלח אליכם תזכורת וקישור, כך תוכלו להצטרף מכל מקום באמצעות מחשב עם מצלמה או סמארטפון.