Yemen - Eretz Zion and Jerusalem

The community of Yemenite Jewry and the next generation

The Yemenite Jewish community has ancient roots. There is evidence that Jews were in Yemen as early as the First Temple period, and archaeological finds from recent years reinforce this hypothesis.

Life in the shadow of Islam was not easy at all. Many decrees were imposed on the Jews throughout the exile, yet despite the many difficulties the Yemenite Jews maintained their faith and religion.

Many great scholars who produced important works grew from the Yemenite community, such as Rabbi David Ha’adani author of the Great Midrash, and Rabbi Yihyeh Saleh (Maharitz), a leader and arbitrator, who wrote a full commentary on the prayer book (Eitz HaHayim / “Tree of Life”).

Most of all, the souls of Yemeni Jews were drawn to poetry. Great poets arose among them, led by Rabbi Zechariah Al-Chahari in the 16th century, and poets from the Mashta dynasty – Rabbi Yosef ben Yisrael and the best known poet Rabbi Shalom Shabazi.

Throughout all periods, individuals and small groups immigrated from Yemen to the Land of Israel. The first significant aliyah was in 1881, known as “Aaleh Batamar,” which founded settlements in the country. After the establishment of the State of Israel, between the years 1949-1950, most Yemeni Jews arrived in Israel with the airborne aliyah “On the Wings of Eagles.”
From the beginning of their immigration in the late 19th century, Yemeni Jews contributed to the settlement of the country, built new neighborhoods in cities, and established villages and moshavim. In Jerusalem, with the help of benefactors, they established the Shiloah village (Silwan), which is being renewed today and called “The Yemenite Village”, Mishkenot Teimanim, Nahalat Zvi, Sha’arei Pina, Nahalat Ahim, Mahnayim and Beit Salem (Shalom) and were involved in the establishment of additional neighborhoods such as Nahalat Zion.

Immigrants from Yemen are full yet modest partners in Israel’s security, education, culture, and culinary. The community’s cultural heritage continued to flourish in Israel through art, music and dance, and their contribution – while preserving their tradition – gave them a favorite and unique place in the Israeli mosaic.

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.