Visites de la synagogue de La Goulette: la synagogue Beith Mordechai, rue Khaznadar, témoin et miroir d'une minorité de Tunisie

Dora Carpenter-Latiri

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This article presents the Beith Mordechai synagogue in La Goulette, a small synogogue in a northern seaside suburb of Tunis. Today it is the last active synagogue in La Goulette. It is under constant surveillance by the Tunisian police, highlighting the paradox of an invisible yet identified community, both vulnerable and protected. The synagogue is clearly a place full of memories, a lieu de mémoire, but in my photos and the narratives I selected, I also wanted to represent it as a place that continues to live.
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)79-98
Number of pages20
JournalExpressions Maghrebines
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2014


  • La Goulette
  • Tunisia
  • synagogue
  • Jews
  • anthropology
  • photography
  • narratives

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