Saturday, 27. April 2019, American events, Mimouna NYC

from 27. April 2019 - 18:30 till 21:30
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This spring, Mizrahi and Sephardi leaders at Jews for Racial and Economic Justice are staging a celebratory intervention for our movements. Get yourselves and your grandmas ready! We invite you to join us as we celebrate JFREJ’s first-ever radical Mimouna in the diaspora!

Mimouna is a holiday with roots in North African Jewish communities. It begins the night Passover ends, marking the return of chametz (leavened products) back into our homes. Since most Jews in North African countries lived among Muslim people, they would often sell their chametz to their Muslim neighbors before Passover began, and Mimouna marked the resale of that flour, the return of non-Jewish neighbors back into our homes, and a night filled with singing Arabic songs, dancing with plates, quickly making floury pancakes, gossiping about your frenemies, and eating sweet and dough-y treats with everyone on the block.

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Mimouna is one of the most beautifully mundane and everyday rituals of Jewish and Muslim solidarity in our rich histories, and ripe for re-interpretation and creativity. That’s why we are so excited to bring this celebration to our multi-racial, cross-class, inter-faith communities in our rooted home in New York City, as we narrate the bold vision we have for a shared future of Jewish people alongside our beloved neighbors in the diaspora.

Join us in celebrating 5 years of revolutionary organizing among Mizrahi and Sephardi Jews at JFREJ, alongside our neighbors, and in finding joy and nourishment for the long fight ahead.

There will be sweet desserts, live music, dancing, interpretation, and childcare. More details to come, but save the date! Make sure to RSVP on Eventbrite.

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