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Jewish Communities in Exotic Places examines seventeen Jewish groups that are referred to in Hebrew as edot ha-mizrach, Eastern or Oriental Jewish communities. These groups, situated in remote places on the Asian and African Jewish geographical periphery, became isolated from the major centers of Jewish civilization over the centuries and embraced some interesting practices and aspects of the dominant cultures in which they were situated.
Ken Blady, Jewish educator, writer, and Yiddish translator was born in Paris, France, and grew up in Chassidic Brooklyn, where he attended yeshiva and rabbinical seminary. A San Francisco Bay Area resident since 1972, Ken has a B.A. in History from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.A. in Clinical Counseling from California State University, Hayward. He is the author of The Jewish Boxers' Hall of Fame and translator of The Journeys of David Toback. Ken is a popular lecturer on a variety of Jewish themes at colleges, synagogues, elder hostels, and adult educational institutions. He has been featured on local cable TV and on radio talk shows including "The Voice of Israel."
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