Happy Mizrahi Heritage Month!
November is Mizrahi Heritage Month, when we celebrate the cultures and contributions of Mizrahi Jews, who trace their origins to the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia. To kick things off, check out some of our favorite JWA content by and about Mizrahi women:
- This piece by Mirushe Zylali about a digital archive for activists created by Mizrahi feminist Sapir Sluzker-Amran.
- Judith Rosenbaum's interview with Israeli author Ayelet Tsabari about her short story collection The Best Place on Earth, which tells the stories of Israel's Mizrahi Jews.
- Encyclopedia entries on notable Mizrahi women, including feminist activist Shula Keshet, artist Vered Nissim, and author Dorit Rabinyan.
- This essay by artist, musician, and feminist activist Loolwa Khazzoom, about what real Jewish diversity looks like.
- This episode of our podcast, Can We Talk?, about how an organization called JIMENA (Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa) is amplifying Sephardi and Mizrahi voices.
Look for more JWA content on Mizrahi women throughout the month!
How to cite this page
Richler, Jen. "Happy Mizrahi Heritage Month!." 2 November 2022. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on December 5, 2023) <https://jwa.org/blog/happy-mizrahi-heritage-month>.