Tunisian Piano, Medals and Magic Spells: Treasures Recount Glory of Jews From Arab Countries

Artifacts now on display at a Tel Aviv museum tell the story of flourishing communities in Arab countries and Iran, who sought refuge in Israel in its early years

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Guests pose for a family photo at a wedding at Magen Avraham synagogue, Beirut, Lebanon, 1936.
Guests pose for a family photo at a wedding at Magen Avraham synagogue, Beirut, Lebanon, 1936.Credit: The Oster Visual Documentation Center at Beit Hatfutsot, courtesy of Edouard Mizrahi
Ofer Aderet
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Guests pose for a photo at Fawzi Abu Rish's bar mitzvah, Damascus, Syria, early 20th century.Credit: The Oster Visual Documentation Center at Beit Hatfutsot, courtesy of Avraham (Fawzi) and Fanny Mizrahi
Bridal jewelry from Tiznit, Morocco, 1914, from the Gross Family Collection.Credit: Hadar Saifan
The Rassek family poses for a photo at their home in Hamadan, Iran, 1927.Credit: The Oster Visual Documentation Center at Beit Hatfutsot, courtesy of Moshe Rassek
"The Great Dress" from the late 19th century, Rabat, Morocco, from the Eretz Israel Museum collection.Credit: Hadar Saifan

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