“Oh Lord! Save Tunisia from harm,” prayed Michelle Lescia—a Tunisian Jew living in France—her wish written on an egg she threw at the cave inside the prayer wall of the Ghriba synagogue.

Lescia is one of 1,550 Jews who came on the annual pilgrimage this past May to the Ghriba synagogue in Djerba, some 500 km southeast of Tunisia. The visitors arrived amid tight security measures, which were heightened after terrorist attacks on the synagogue on 11 April 2002, which killed 21 persons including 14 German tourists.

“Oh Lord! Save Tunisia from harm,” prayed Michelle Lescia—a Tunisian Jew living in France—her wish written on an egg she threw at the cave inside the prayer wall of the Ghriba synagogue.

Lescia is one of 1,550 Jews who came on the annual pilgrimage this past May to the Ghriba synagogue in Djerba, some 500 km southeast of Tunisia. The visitors arrived amid tight security measures, which were heightened after terrorist attacks on the synagogue on 11 April 2002, which killed 21 persons including 14 German tourists.

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Pirez Trabelsi of the Ghriba Synagogue