Jewish Culture and Society in North Africa (Indiana Series in Sephardi and Mizrahi Studies)

Jewish Culture and Society in North Africa (Indiana Series in Sephardi and Mizrahi Studies)

By: Daniel J. Schroeter (editor), Emily Benichou Gottreich (editor)Paperback

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With only a small remnant of Jews still living in the Maghrib at the beginning of the 21st century, the vast majority of today's inhabitants of North Africa have never met a Jew. Yet as this volume reveals, Jews were an integral part of the North African landscape from antiquity. Scholars from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Israel, and the United States shed new light on Jewish life and Muslim-Jewish relations in North Africa through the lenses of history, anthropology, language, and literature. The history and life stories told in this book illuminate the close cultural affinities and poignant relationships between Muslims and Jews, and the uneasy coexistence that both united and divided them throughout the history of the Maghrib.

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Emily Benichou Gottreich is Vice Chair of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Adjunct Associate Professor of History and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of California Berkeley. She is author of The Mellah of Marrakesh: Jewish and Muslim Space in Morocco's Red City (IUP, 2006). Daniel J. Schroeter is the Amos S. Denard Memorial Chair in Jewish History and Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Minnesota. He is author of The Sultan's Jew: Morocco and the Sephardi World and Merchants of Essaouira.


Part I: Introduction 1. Emily Benichou Gottreich and Daniel J. Schroeter, Rethinking Jewish Culture and Society in North Africa 2. Mohammed Kenbib, Muslim-Jewish Relations in Contemporary Morocco Part II: Origins, Diasporas, and Identities 3. Farid Benramdane, Place Names in Western Algeria: Biblical Sources and Dominant Semantic Domains 4. Mabrouk Mansouri, The Image of the Jews among Ibadi Imazighen in North Africa until the Tenth Century 5. Abdellah Larhmaid, Jewish Identity and Landownership in the Sous Region of Morocco 6. Aomar Boum, Southern Moroccan Jewry between the Colonial Manufacture of Knowledge and the Postcolonial Historiographical Silence 7. Yaron Tsur, Dating the Demise of the Western-Sephardi Jewish Diaspora: The Mediterranean Aspect Part III: Communities, Cultural Exchange and Transformations 8. Philippe Barbe, Jewish-Muslim Syncretism and Intercommunity Cohabitation in the work of Albert Memmi: The Partage of Tunis 9. Susan Gilson Miller, Making Tangier Modern: Ethnicity and Urban Development, 1880-1930 10. Stacy E. Holden, Muslim and Jewish Interaction in Moroccan Meat Markets, 1873-1912 11. Saddek Benkada, A Moment in Sephardi History: The Re-establishment of the Jewish Community of Oran, 1792-1831 12. Hadj Miliani, Crosscurrents: Trajectories of Algerian Jewish Artists and Men of Culture since the End of the Nineteenth Century Part IV: Between Myth and History: Sol Hachuel in Moroccan Jewish Memory 13. Yaelle Azagury, Sol Hachuel in the Collective Memory and Folktales of Moroccan Jews 14. Sharon Vance, Sol Hachuel, 'Heroine of the Nineteenth Century': Gender, the Jewish Question, and Colonial Discourse 15. Ruth Knafo Setton, Searching for Suleika: A Writer's Journey Part V: Gender, Colonialism, and the Alliance Israelite Universelle 16. Joy A. Land, Corresponding Lives: Women Educators of the Alliance Israelite Universelle in Tunisia, 1882-1914 17. Keith Walters, Education for Jewish Girls in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Tunis and the Spread of French in Tunisia 18. Jonathan G. Katz, 'Les Temps Heroiques': The Alliance Israelite Universelle in Marrakech on the Eve of the French Protectorate Part VI: North African Jews and Political Change in the Late Colonial and Post-Colonial Periods 19. Faycal Cherif, Jewish-Muslim Relations in Tunisia during World War II: Propaganda, Stereotypes, and Attitudes, 1939-1943 20. Jamaa Baida, The Emigration of Moroccan Jews, 1948-1956 21. Belkacem Mebarki, Zouzef Tayayou (Joseph the Tailor): A Jew from Nedroma, and the Others 22. Oren Kosansky, The Real Morocco Itself: Jewish Saint Pilgrimage and the Idea of the Moroccan Nation

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  • publication date: 25/09/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780253222251
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 386
  • ID: 9780253222251
  • weight: 545
  • ISBN10: 0253222257

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