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While every other North African Jewish community has disintegrated, the Jews of Djerba are still a bastion of Torah on this island off the Tunisian mainland. Preserving ancient rituals and maintaining clandestine customs in a sea of revolution, they’ve remained an anomaly — and we were determined to learn their secret.
Amram Yosef is the scion of a famous rabbinic family, a grandson of Rav Ovadiah Yosef and son of Rav Yaakov Yosef. But nothing he learned at his father’s knee could prepare him for the grief of the past two years. Hammered by blow after blow, Amram says he’s found a new perspective that propels him onward.
You’ve finished raising your kids and your career is nearing an end. You miss those grandchildren terribly and want to help out your daughter with babysitting and dishes. While relocating in middle age isn’t always easy, the rewards can be great.