Attendance was its lowest in years at the annual Lag B’Omer pilgrimage to the Tunisian island of Djerba. Only about 500 pilgrims, mostly French, gathered Saturday night at the Ghriba synagogue, which was the site of a 2002 Al-Qaida terrorist attack that killed 21 people. The synagogue is the oldest Jewish house of worship in Africa and serves one of the world’s oldest Jewish communities.
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