Jews Around the Globe

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.

Modern-Day Moses: The Heroes Who Saved Ethiopian Jews

The heroes who endured torture and risked their lives to save Ethiopian Jews.

The Baghdadi Jews of India

Despite its name, this Jewish community is located in south Asia, not Iraq.

India’s Bene Israel Jews

The oldest and largest of the three Jewish communities in India.

Blood of Damascus

When several prominent Jews in Damascus were accused of using non-Jewish blood to make matzah, the Jews of the world banded together to fight back. American Jewry specifically experienced its first taste of successful, united action.