The MBC drama series “Umm Haroun,” which explores the historic ties of Jewish people living and working the Arab Gulf region, has dominated viewership ratings and online commentary this Ramadan season - and is only five episodes in.
Kuwaiti veteran actress Hayat al-Fahad pictured on the left in her Umm Haroun charachter, while real-life Jewish Bahraini midfire Umm Jaan pictured on the right.
Rooted in historical events
Promoting interfaith dialogue, tolerance
The Jews of Bahrain (Pictured: The Khedouri family) trace their roots back to the first Jewish people who arrived mainly from Iraq in the 1880s. (Supplied)
The local Synagogue near Bab al-Bahrain was established in the 1930’s and funded at the very start by a Jewish French pearl-trader who decided to ensure that a place of worship be available for the community. (Supplied)