Detail of the exterior of the main synagogue in Tripoli, Libya. Abdel Magid al-Fergany / AP

Forgotten Memories of Libya's Vibrant Jewish Community

The Jewish community in Libya was cosmopolitan, prosperous and educated. The death of the author’s Tripolitanian grandmother brought back memories of a fascinating society gone forever

My grandmother died a little more than three weeks ago. Grandmother Eness, for whom I’m named, was born in Tripoli, Libya, and lived there until age 13, when she immigrated with her family to Israel. Here she...

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