Insular Jewish Community of Djerba, Tunisia, Has Weathered Revolution and Terrorism. But Can It Survive Girls’ Education?

February 16, 2015 11:40 AM

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Insular Jewish Community of Djerba, Tunisia, Has Weathered Revolution and Terrorism. But Can It Survive Girls’ Education?

DJERBA, Tunisia—By the hundreds, they gathered for a pre-wedding party on a resort island in Tunisia. Here, in the heart of the Muslim world, the crowds were speaking Arabic. The band was Arab too, playing boisterous Arabic melodies.

Per custom, the bride-to-be, Oshrit Uzan, had quit her job running her own beauty salon to prepare for her new life. She might return to work, she mused, but her husband must approve: “I will need permission,” she said.

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