Jews Around the Globe

Jews of the Middle East

While all Jews have roots in the Middle East, Mizrahi Jews never left it.

Sephardic Jews in Amsterdam

Amsterdam became a haven for Jewish refugees from the Inquisition.

What is Sigd?

An Ethiopian Jewish holiday held 50 days after Yom Kippur.

The Holocaust in Bulgaria

Although most jews from core areas of this country survived, those in Bulgarian-occupied territories were deported to death camps.

The Holocaust in Greece

More than 60,000 Greek Jews — out of a prewar population estimated at 72,000 — were murdered by the Nazis.

Who Are Mizrahi Jews?

Though often confused with Sephardic Jews, Mizrahi Jews have a separate Middle Eastern heritage.

Salonican Shavuot Traditions

Sephardic memory and tradition at Shavuot.

The Sephardic Diaspora After 1492

Or, the story of how the so-called marranos returned to Judaism.

The History of Ethiopian Jewry

Piecing together legends and stories.

Mimouna: A Post-Passover Celebration

An exuberant Sephardic custom whose origins are the subject of debate

A Refugee from Laos Finds a Home in the Jewish Community

What Holocaust survivors taught this refugee from Laos.

Jewish Beauty Queens and Movie Stars: The Unknown Story of Bollywood

A filmaker’s journey to uncover the story of Jews in Bollywood.