Mizrahi Heritage Month

Mizrahi Heritage Month
On June 23, 2014 the Government of Israel adopted a law, which designates November 30th as an annual, national day of commemoration for the one million Jewish refugees who were displaced from Arab countries and Iran in the 20th century. The law, which is the culmination of several years of hard work and dedication by an international team of Mizrahi Justice advocates, entails commemoration events and the inclusion of Mizrahi history into schools’ curriculum. At the forefront of the North American movement to uphold the Day of Commemoration is the San Francisco-based JIMENA: Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa, a
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Jewish Indigeneity to Israel

Jewish Indigeneity to Israel
By Sarah Levin October 15, 2021 Late last night as I was falling asleep, I was reading a narrative cartoon from Jewish Currents called “When Settler Becomes Native.” I was jolted up out of bed when I saw a cartoon image of myself with a quote from a JTA article I wrote about my efforts to ensure Jewish history was included in California’s Ethnic Studies program. I asserted that, thanks to new material from JIMENA, “Students will not be taught the lie that Jews are somehow foreign interlopers in our ancestral homeland. Instead, students will learn that all Jews are
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Protect Jewish Cultural Property

Protect Jewish Cultural Property
Despite the protestations of the American Jewish Community, the U.S. Department of State has signed multiple MOU cultural property agreements which transfer ownership of confiscated Jewish communal and private property to Middle Eastern and North African governments. Sign petition demanding the U.S. recognize, in the clearest terms, that Torah scrolls, Jewish manuscripts, and Jewish cultural materials are rightfully owned by Jewish individuals and communities.
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