Brightly colored Hebrew letters are pasted on the walls of a kindergarten in the sun-washed community of Hara Kbira, Tunisia, where toddlers clap and sing Jewish songs. Outside, young mothers push strollers past houses with walls painted with Jewish symbols.
On Fridays, the Boucherie de l’Argonne closes early. Its Muslim workers head to afternoon prayers and the Jewish ones prepare for shabbat—a practical accommodation for staff sharing similar roots and cultural references.
The Sunday after the worst terrorist attacks in European history left at least 129 dead and 352 wounded in Paris, people packed into churches that are normally empty, lit candles at the sites of the attacks, and gathered in public plazas even though a state of emergency forbid doing so.