Dr. David Sagiv, who died this month at the age of 91, came from Iraq and worked for 50 years on the most comprehensive Hebrew-Arabic dictionary published to date
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
'Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel' by Matti Friedman reveals the little-known history of pre-state Israel’s first spies – Jews who immigrated from Arab countries but were strangers in both worlds
Joseph Safra has a net worth of $25.2 billion
The leader of Mizrahi ultra-Orthodox Shas party ended speculations over a joint run with its Ashkenazi counterpart in the April election
PM couldn’t take David Levy and he drove Moshe Kahlon out of the party. In this week's Likud primaries, the Mizrahim around him had no chance of finishing anywhere near the top.
Municipality’s practice prevented ultra-Orthodox students of Middle Eastern descent from transferring to predominantly Ashkenazi schools
Maya Casabianca, the global 'goddess of song,' passed away last week at age 78. Why didn’t Israelis feel a deep connection with the Levantine singer with the deep and powerful voice?
Israel is demanding reparations for the assets lost when 856,000 Jews were forced from their homes after 1948 - claims that are no less just than those of the Palestinians. It's time for both sides to see past their own exclusive victimhood
Former head of the Center for Jews from Arab and Islamic Countries Meir Kahlon, who survived the so-called Holocaust of Libyan Jews, never accepted how Israel shunted aside the history of Jews from Arab countries
Association for Civil Rights in Israel wants information from security service about suppression of protests by immigrants from North Africa and Mideast
In response to wealthy suspect Shaul Elovitch, who reportedly refers to Finance Minister Kahlon as ‘the Arab,’ I suggest he responds: ‘Yes, Mr. Elovitch, I am a proud Arab Jew’
This approach is based on a loathing of Arabs – guaranteeing Netanyahu’s Mizrahi supporters a higher place on the social ladder – and of leftists, who are seen as arrogant and abusive
Like all politicians, Miri Regev and Moshe Kahlon have to be judged by the issue. So while I support the call for distributive justice in culture, I strongly oppose the ‘culture-loyalty law’
Seven decades after the mass Jewish exodus from Iraq, a group of intrepid Iraqis and Israelis are holding clandestine meetings and talks in a bid to rekindle ties between the two countries and their peoples
Gallery owners and curators insist ethnicity makes no difference in Israel's art world. But is that really so?
The exhibition explores the origins and even politics of the palm-shaped amulet
Even though Netanyahu has acted cynically, can one ignore the fact that under his governance, the socio-ethnic fabric of the public domain has changed beyond recognition?
It’s comfortable for white, secular, economically comfortable American Jewish leftists to only talk to white, secular, economically comfortable Israeli Jewish leftists. But it won’t bring peace one minute sooner
At its peak during the 1920s, the Jewish community in this Suez Canal city numbered almost 1,000 people. Efforts are being made to preserve their legacy before it’s too late
A U.S. Guerrilla Filmmaker Caught Israel’s Black Panthers on Tape. Fifty Years On, the Footage Can Finally Be Seen
In 1971, American activist David Cort flew to Israel and captured rare scenes of a country presenting a triumphalist image to the world yet riven by internal strife. It wasn't what the Hadassah Foundation was expecting
A million people need an election to declare that decency is no advantage and corruption is no disadvantage. Netanyahu knows that 40 years of indoctrination have done their job
As housing minister, the Moroccan-born former Likud bigwig made changes that improved the so-called development towns in the country's outskirts
The information could provide more detail on the Mizrahi Jews who suffered in 'development towns' early in Israel's history
Glamorous Women Visiting Temple in High Heels and Sexy Clothes – Isaac Mizrahi’s Unlikely Memories of Orthodox Life
The Jewish-American fashion designer is best known these days for his flamboyant lifestyle and work. Yet his Jewish upbringing as the descendant of Syrian Jews in Brooklyn was decidedly different
Avi Buskila, who is Mizrahi and gay, is fighting for the leadership of the predominantly Ashkenazi Meretz party
About a year after 3,500 files were made public based on a cabinet resolution, the Justice Ministry’s freedom-of-information unit has released a list of files that have disappeared
‘We’ are what you once called ‘the second Israel’ and today the ‘periphery.’ We understand exactly what bribery is, but we’re punishing you and ignoring it
Portraying the battle between Mizrahi identity and the asylum seekers as a kind of covert racism is another way for the government to take control of the story and shape it
I've always hoped that the second or third generation of Jews from Muslim countries, remembering their forebears contribution to Islams Golden Age, would be a bridge from Israel to the Muslim world