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  Jerba - LoveToKnow 1911
Jerba has a considerable reputation for the manufacture of the woollen tissues interwoven with silk which are known as burnous stuffs; a market for the sale of sponges is held from November till March; and there is a considerable export trade in olives,.
Jerba is the Lotophagitis or Lotus-eaters' Island of the Greek and Roman geographers, and is also identified with the Brachion of Scylax.
In the middle ages the possession of Jerba was contested by the Normans of Sicily, the Spaniards and the Turks, the Turks proving victorious.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Jerba   (496 words)

Jerba is very flat, and extensive agriculture is found anywhere on it.
Jerba is said to have more than 200 mosques, many built in a distinct style, soft walls and corners, whitewashed and with minarets of phallic shapes.
Jerba is mentioned by Homer, probably in the 9th century BCE, as the land of the Lotus-Eaters.
lexicorient.com /e.o/jerba.htm   (448 words)

 Kwenn's Lexicon - jerba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Hardly noticed among the diverse array of creatures and aliens wandering the streets of Mos Eisley, the jerba was a faithful and hardy beast of burden.
Seeming to be a smaller, thinner cousin of Tatooine's shaggy bantha, the jerba was a fur-covered pack animal with a grey, leathery hide.
With brown, matted fur all over its body, the jerba didn't appear well-equipped to survive in the deserts of Tatooine, but the creatures adapted and were even domesticated by the residents of Mos Eisley.
www.geocities.com /ksw_lex2/jerba   (208 words)

 Jerba - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Jerba
The island is separated from the mainland by a fordable channel which at one time was crossed by a Roman viaduct.
The fine beaches and international airport have helped the growth of a prosperous tourist industry, and Jerba is one of Tunisia's most popular tourist destinations.
Jerba island was originally settled by the Romans, conquered by the Arabs in 655, and later controlled successively by the Sicilians, Normans, Turks and French.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Jerba   (174 words)

 Succumb to charm of the Lotus-Eaters' isle - Africa - World - Travel
Jerba would probably have drawn even more tourists but for the long shadow cast by the bombing in front of El Ghriba synagogue on April 11, 2002.
Jerba, the Island of the Lotus-Eaters in Homer's Odyssey, knew it had seen the end of its years of plenty for the time being.
The Isle of Jerba is in the south-east of Tunisia on the Gulf of Gabes.
www.smh.com.au /news/Africa/Succumb-to-charm-of-the-LotusEaters-isle/2005/04/22/1114028531194.html   (808 words)

 Jerba, Tunisia Travel Pictures
Jerba is an island about 20x20 km located in the south of Tunisia, not very far from the Libyan border.
Jerba is very touristy, catering to package tourists traveling from Europe and operates it's own international airport to ship them in.
The hotels along the the northeast coast of Jerba are plenty and built next to each other, nevertheless many parts of the island are quite remote and untouched.
www.romanvirdi.com /jerba   (504 words)

 JERBA Island of Tranquility - Science - RedOrbit
Jerba invites relaxation and tranquility coupled with a seaside beach which has high grade hotels, water spoils, calm seas and dramatically blue skies, in season.
Jerba is connected to the mainland by car ferry and an ancient Roman causeway of approximately 4.5 miles long.
Jerba Island is certainly a great place to relax as there is not much more to do except to visit one of the exquisite fish restaurants in the harbor area of Houmt Souk.
www.redorbit.com /news/science/873188/jerba_island_of_tranquility/index.html?source=r_science   (908 words)

 JERBA - Online Information article about JERBA
affinity exists between the Berbers of Jerba and the Beni Mzab.
Jews live apart in villages of their own, and some 400 Europeans, chiefly Maltese and Greeks, are settled in the island.
Jerba has a considerable reputation for the manufacture of the woollen tissues interwoven with See also:
encyclopedia.jrank.org /JEE_JUN/JERBA.html   (630 words)

 Tunisia: Images and Sights - Jerba
Jerba is also a good stopping point for those heading to the desert attractions.
We boarded the ferry at Jorf to reach Jerba, the island known according to legend as the Land of the Lotus-Eaters.
Jerba once had a large Jewish community, but after the state of Israel was formed, the numbers have dwindled down to about 700.
homepage.mac.com /melissaenderle/tunisia/jerba.html   (1515 words)

 Tunisia - Ksours, Deserts and Oases
Jerba (sometimes spelled: Djerba)was a port of call to the Phoenicians and a port where Ulysses and his men were detained on their return from Troy.
Jerba is also the home of one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world.
From Houmt Souk, you leave the island of Jerba and head to the region of Matmata.
www.tunisusa.com /tours/tunisia/regular/ksours_deserts_oases.html   (819 words)

 A Visit with Rebbi Bouaz
The train was quite modern, and after four hours we arrived at Sfax, the second city of Tunisia, passing by the impressive Roman coliseum at El Djem, which is in a remarkable state of preservation.
The service was read rapidly, and when the Sefer Torah (the scroll of the Law) was removed from the Ark, the entire congregation accompanied it to the desk where it was read upright in its silver case.
The institutions of the Jews of Jerba retain their vitality, but change is on the way.
www.uwm.edu /~corre/occasionalw/jerba.html   (2846 words)

 Saudi Aramco World : The White Mosques of Jerba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In 1881, Tunisia became a French protectorate, and artists and writers camp to Jerba to bask in glow of ancient civilizations, or at least in the brilliance of an island sun.
Perhaps the most striking example is the preservation of Jerba's almost 300 mosques, an extraordinary number for an island that measures only 514 square kilometers (185 square miles) and is home to some 120,000 people.
In Houmt-Souk ("market square"), Jerba's capital, the most famous are the Mosque of the Strangers, covered with cupolas, and the Mosque of the Turks, with its massive minaret.
www.saudiaramcoworld.com /issue/199404/the.white.mosques.of.jerba.htm   (577 words)

 ~JERBA NICOL Persians & Exotics - Available & New Born Kittens~
Jerba Nicol kittens and cats are produced from only the best of selective breeding of 21 years dedicated to improving the Persian and Exotic breed.
Jerba Nicol kittens and cats are well known as for their outstanding personality!
Jerba Nicol kittens are placed in loving, small and approved home environments.
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 Jerba - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki
In the hut of Obi-Wan Kenobi on Tatooine, a jerba skin rug was found on the floor.
Two jerbas are near the entrance of Chalmun's Cantina.
Jerba is derived from Djerba, the most famous Tunisian island and the biggest North-African island.
starwars.wikia.com /wiki/Jerba   (180 words)

 STAR WARS: Zoology: Jerba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The mounted head of a jerba decorated one side of the alcove where Han Solo's frozen form was kept in the palace of Jabba the Hutt [
Jerba waiting outside a cantina, at extreme left of the picture, near a dewback.
A jerba (outlined in red) standing beside a dewback outside a Mos Eisley cantina.
www.theforce.net /swtc/zoology/jerba.html   (213 words)

 Jerba, Tunisia: The paradoxical tourist magnet
Jerba is not only appreciated for it's architecture, made up of square whitewashed houses all over the island.
The topography of Jerba is simple, and there are some kilometres between each village, each telling its own story Jerba is smooth, sometimes startling, and just as charming as enthusiastic Tunisians tell you it is.
One of the most photographed places in Jerba is the mosque in El May.
lexicorient.com /tunisia/jerba.htm   (376 words)

 Jerba the Iland of Tolerance (Afro-Med Media International) - Film Sales Distributors Market - Film TV Production ...
"Jerba the Iland of Tolerance" (AKA: An Iland for all)
It is the story of a small jewish community dwelling Jerba, a mediterranean Island in the heart of the Arab World.
Jerba is an island located on the South Eastern coast of Tunisia.
www.mandy.com /1/film3.cfm?id=1984   (494 words)

 Tunisia Country Guide - Resorts & Excursions - World Travel Guide Provided By Columbus Travel Publishing
JERBA: A popular choice among holidaying Tunisians, Jerba is connected to the mainland by a causeway.
Although it is only 30km (19 miles) wide by 27km (17 miles) long, Jerba is said to have 354 mosques - one for every day of the Islamic calendar.
While most tourists stay at the big beach hotels within Jerba's tourist zone 10 to 11km (6 to 7 miles) east of Houmt Souk, accommodation in the town itself includes simple and comfortable fondouk hotels.
www.worldtravelguide.net /data/tun/tun170.asp?TravelMenu=Down   (790 words)

 The Unreached Peoples Prayer Profiles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Jerba inhabit the island of Jerba, which is located in the Gulf of Gabes just off the southwestern coast of Tunisia.
Since the strait between Jerba and the mainland is very shallow and crossed by sandbars, the Jerba have built platforms of mud and palm leaves from which to fish.
Since Jerba is economically depressed, many of the islanders join together in "partnerships" and work on the mainland.
www.ksafe.com /profiles/p_code4/1174.html   (818 words)

 Jerba, Tunisia: The paradoxical tourist magnet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Jerba is not only appreciated for it's architecture, made up of square whitewashed houses all over the island.
The topography of Jerba is simple, and there are some kilometres between each village, each telling its own story Jerba is smooth, sometimes startling, and just as charming as enthusiastic Tunisians tell you it is.
One of the most photographed places in Jerba is the mosque in El May.
i-cias.com /tunisia/jerba.htm   (376 words)

 Holidays to Tunisia, Jerba and Zarzis
Jerba, it’s believed, was the inspiration for the mythical lotus-eaters’ land which almost seduced Ulysses into staying forever.
In the market place, colourful local ceramics pull the crowds and no-one should be without the distinctive sharp-edged Jerba straw hat – local women wear it on top of shawl-like scarves, the men over their white skull-caps.
Dar Dhiafa is a clever conversion of four local houses in Erriadh, a quiet village in the centre of the island.
www.aspectsoftunisia.co.uk /holidays-to-tunisia/jerba-zarzis.asp   (871 words)

 jerba - SWiK
Jerba is a full featured portal and content management system, much like PHPNuke, with themes and multi language.
Moving this page will change its URL and things tagged 'jerba' will not appear on the new page.
The contents of jerba page and all pages directly attached to jerba will be erased.
swik.net /jerba   (344 words)

 Jerba - Encyclopedia.com
Jerba or Jarbah, island, 197 sq mi (510 sq km), SE Tunisia, in the Mediterranean Sea.
Fruits are grown on the island, once identified as the land of the lotus eaters.
A pinch of Jerba sun and spice will spruce up any vacation
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-Jerba.html   (257 words)

 Rabbi Moshe Kalfon Ha-Cohen of Jerba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Torah scholar and leader of the ancient Kohanim community of Jerba, Tunisia.
Rabbi Moshe served in the Jewish court in Jerba, he was known for his total honesty and his great efforts to meet true justice and peace among the people.
People who showed disrespect towards him or disobey his rulings would often be punished from "above", or be warned in their dreams.
www.judaicaplus.com /Tzadikim/kalfon.htm   (130 words)

 Tunisia - Jewish Pilgrimage to Jerba
Tour participants will be based for a good portion of the tour on the island of Jerba, though there will be travel to other parts of Tunisia, as well as subject matter that is not related to either Jewish aspects or to the pilgrimage.
We depart early for our ride into the south of Tunisia to the ksour region, named for the distinctive style of architecture that is found in the villages of the ksour region.
Our hotel in Jerba is not within walking distance of synagogues, though Shabbat services are arranged at the hotel.
www.tunisusa.com /tours/deluxe_escorted/jerba.html   (1230 words)

 Jerusalem Post: A pinch of Jerba sun and spice will spruce up any vacation@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
JERBA is home to the oldest continuously used synagogue in the world, is a good base from which to explore the Sahara and has all the ingredients for an enjoyable vacation.
Combine the sun and relaxation with with a journey inland to the Sahara - just an hour's drive away - where you can visit palm-fringed oases and Berber villages trapped in a time warp, to spice your vacation with adventure.
The interior of Jerba is flat, punctuated by olive groves and, locals claim, more than two million palm trees.
highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1P1:5999242&...   (227 words)

 Kulanu: Jews of Jerba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Jews Of Jerba, a documentary by filmmakers Alain Cohen and Georges Nizan explores the traditions of the small, little known Jewish Community of Jerba, an island off the coast of Tunisia.
According to tradition, the Jews of Jerba see their community as a living remnant of the Babylonian Jewish community, created after the destruction of Solomon's Temple more than 2500 years ago.
The film also focuses on the celebrated "Ghriba" stones, said to have been salvaged from the temple.
www.kulanu.org /tunisia/jerba.html   (171 words)

 The impact of luxury: The Forum of Meninx. An architectural investigation (Jerba)
This dissertation compiles the evidence, offers analysis and reconstructions for the buildings surrounding the forum of Meninx, a city on the southeastern coast of the Tunisian island of Jerba, and places the forum's structures within the cultural and economic contexts of the Roman Empire for the time in scholarship.
The architecture was examined through the lens of the Meninx's famed purple dye production.
Carried out in conjunction with the Jerba Project, my work at Meninx has concentrated in the forum area.
repository.upenn.edu /dissertations/AAI3109203   (384 words)

ancestors of the Zorkots left Jerba several hundred years
Jerba and the history of the Ayyads before
In the ensuing chaos, most of Jerba's islanders were
www.zorkot.org /Genealogy.html   (443 words)

 location voitures jerba - location voitures à jerba avec Hertz Tunisie
Jerba est Située au large de la côte Est de Tunisie à environ 300 km de Sousse et Monastir et à deux heures d’avion d’Europe.
Cette île oasis est connue sous le nom de Djerba la Douce est une réelle invitation à la détente et au voyage.
Laissez nous vous accompagner dans votre visite de Jerba à travers nos agences de location de voitures Hertz Jerba situées à l’aéroport et à Avenue Habib Bourguiba Houmt Souk ou notre personnel se fera un plaisir de vous servir.
www.tunisieautotourisme.com /jerba.htm   (144 words)

 Jerba Eating Out
Jerba Eating Out - restaurants, diners and pubs
Restaurants throughout this island serve seafood famed for its freshness and traditional dishes that can be savored on shady patios or on cool waterside patios.
Additional travel guides are available in ten languages at wikitravel.org.
www.world66.com /africa/tunisia/jerba/eatingout   (62 words)

Jerba or Jarbah [jär'–], island, 197 sq mi (510 sq km), SE Tunisia, in the Mediterranean Sea.
Fruits are grown on the island, once identified as the land of the lotus eaters.
Review - Travel: The first resort for Mediterranean sun The Tunisian island of Jerba, tiny but rich in culture, has sunshine 344 days of the year - ideal for an early-season getaway, says Paul Gogarty (The Sunday Telegraph)
www.infoplease.com /ce6/world/A0826182.html   (186 words)

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