In the News

We're excited that the research of our Deputy Director, Daisy Abboudi, has been featured on the BBC News Website.

Daisy has been researching the Jewish Community of Sudan, and her article has shone a light on Jews throughout the region.

A fantastic photograph of Jack Tamman, who has also been interviewed by Sephardi Voices, was featured in the article.

Jack Tamman (send left) at school in Khartoum, Sudan

To see an excerpt of our interview with Jack, click here.

The Jewish community of Sudan was a melting pot of Jewish people from all over the Middle East. Traditions and food cultures came together and adopted an extra Sudanese dimension.

The community Daisy is primarily researching began arriving in Sudan from 1901. It reached a peak of approximately two hundred families who lived a peaceful, cosmopolitan life in Khartoum, Omdurman and Wad Medani. After Sudanese independence and the Suez Crisis in 1956, and then the establishment of a new government allied to General Nasser in Egypt in 1964, the political situation in Sudan began to change and its Jews no longer felt safe. By 1973 the last Jews had left Sudan.

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