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Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

The Houthis and the Jews

The following are remarks that the author delivered to the European Organizations Union for Peace in Yemen and the Yemeni Coalition of Independent Women, at the conference, “Terrorism & Violations of the Rights of...

Old Yemenite synagogue in Kfar HaShiloach hosts special Selichot event

A special Slichot event was held on Monday in the the Old Synagogue of the Yemenite Village—Kfar HaShiloach—in Jerusalem’s Silwan neighborhood. The event was an initiative of the Public Council of the Kfar HaShiloach Heritage Center, chaired...
A Yemenite Jewish family in the multifunction room of their home, which would be used for sleeping, eating and entertaining. Photo from a 2018 exhibit in New York City. Credit: Shiryn Solny/JNS.

Houthis expel Yemen’s few remaining Jewish families

Yemen’s millennia-old Jewish population has come down to only four elderly men, after the last few remaining Jewish families were expelled this week by the Iran-backed Houthi rebels, the Saudi newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat reports. According to the...
Yemenite immigrants being greeted by Jewish Agency representatives at Israel's Lod Airport in 1949. Credit: National Photo Collection/Government Press Office.

Israeli Cabinet approves proposal to recognize, compensate for Yemenite ‘children affair’

The Israeli Cabinet on Monday approved a proposal to recognize the “Yemenite, Mizrahi and Balkan children affair” and provide financial compensation to the affected families, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement. The “children affair” refers...

UAE reunites Yemenite Jewish family

The United Arab Emirates facilitated the reunion of a Jewish Yemenite family that had been separated for 15 years. According to a report by the state-run Emirates News Agency on Saturday, the UAE helped by arranging travel...
The entrance of “The Teimani Experience” at the Center for Jewish History in New York. Credit: Shiryn Solny.

Multi-sensory exhibit explores Yemenite Jewish culture and history

A new exhibition in New York City invites the public to see, smell, listen and touch artifacts and items pertaining to the rich Yemenite Jewish culture. The American Sephardi Federation’s “The Teimani Experience” is a...

From Kidnapped Yemenite Children to renewed Yemenite Village In Jerusalem

Knesset Member Nurit Koren (Likud) is most famous for her efforts to expose the truth regarding the kidnapped Yemenite children in the early 1950s, but two weeks ago she had a chance to see...