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Hamama’s Story: Yemenite Jewry in Yemen and Israel

2.24.2019 and 3.3.2019

Yemenite Jews in Yemen and In Isarel

Two-part lecture about the history of Yemenite Jews in Yemen and their immigration and integration in Israel. Hosted by Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob Congregation.



Thank you all who came yesterday and the week before to hear about the history of Yemenite Jews.
Part 1 was about the lives of Jews in Yemen with an emphasis on Jews and Muslims complex relationship.
Part 2 was about Waves of Yemenite Jews immigration to Palestine/Israel and their integration there.
Although yesterday’s talk rose some painful truths about Yemenite Jews’ integration in Israel, I believe these stories are important to hear and was glad to have the opportunity to share them.

For more reading:

Kinneret’s Yemenite affair:
ההיית או חלמתי חלום: תימני כנרת – פרשת התיישבותם ועקירתם תרע”ב-תר”צ, פרופ׳ יהודה ניני, הוצאת עם עובד, 1996
He-hayita, o, ḥalamti ḥalom: Temane Kineret : parashat hityashvutam ṿa-ʻaḳiratam,Prof. Yehudah Nini, 1912-1930

Hashed camp and “On Wings of Engels” operation:
The “Magic Carpet” Exodus of Yemenite Jewry: An Israeli Formative Myth, by Prof. Esther Meir-Glitzenstein.
Sussex Academic Press, 2014.

Yemenite children affair:
Israeli Media and the Framing of Internal Conflict: The Yemenite Babies Affair by Madmoni-Gerber Shoshana 2009