Israel’s Vibrant Jewish Ethnic Mix

This short video from My Jewish Learning (01:40) celebrates Israel’s cultural diversity, as a country made up of Jewish immigrants from every corner of the globe. The accompanying article provides a brief introduction to the history and culture of each ethnic group, with a focus on Ashkenazi Jews from Europe and Mizrahi and Sephardic Jews from North Africa and Arab countries. It describes the tension between these groups in the early years of the state, and how modern Israel has moved towards equality, despite contemporary challenges presented by immigrants from Russia and Ethiopia.