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Title:Jewish culture and society in North Africa
Editors:Gottreich, Emily BenichouISNI
Schroeter, Daniel J.ISNI
Series:Indiana series in Sephardi and Mizrahi studies
City of publisher:Bloomington, IN
Publisher:Indiana University Press
ISBN:0253355095; 9780253355096; 0253222257; 9780253222251
Geographic term:Maghreb
interreligious relations
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Abstract:Proceedings of 2004 conference of the American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS). The aim was to find a new view of Maghribi Jews, of whom the majority are Sephardi. Part 1, Introduction, has two essays about rethinking Jewish culture and society in North Africa (E. Benichou Gottreich and D.J. Schroeter) and Muslim-Jewish relations in contemporary Morocco (M. Kenbib). Part 2 discusses origins, diasporas and identities and examines place names in western Algeria (F. Benramdane); the image of Jews among the Berber Ibadi Imazighen before the 10th century (M. Mansouri); Jewish identity in the Sous region, Morocco (A. Larhmaid); southern Moroccan Jewry in colonial and postcolonial times (A. Boum); and dating the western Sephardi diaspora in the Mediterranean (Y. Tsur). Part 3 examines communities, cultural exchange and transformations and looks into Jewish-Muslim syncretism in the work of Albert Memmi (P. Barbé); the modernization of Tangier (S.G. Miller); Muslim-Jewish interaction in Moroccan meat markets (S.E. Holden); the re-establishment of the Jewish community in Oran, 1792-1831 (S. Benkada); and Algerian Jewish artists (H. Miliani). Part 4 details myth and history with three essays discussing the story of Solika (Sol) Hachuel (Y. Azagury; S. Vance; R.K. Setton). Part 5, gender, colonialism and the Alliance Israélite Universelle, has essays on female educators in Tunisia (J.A. Land); education of Jewish girls in 19th-20th-century Tunis (K. Walters); and the Alliance Israélite Universelle in Marrakesh just before the French Protectorate (J.G. Katz). Part 6 is about North African Jews and change in late colonial and postcolonial periods, discussing Jewish-Muslim relations in Tunisia during WW II (F. Cherif); recent emigration of Moroccan Jews (J. Baïda); Zouzef Tayayou (B. Mebarki); and Moroccan roots of Jewish saint pilgrimages (O. Kosansky). [ASC Leiden abstract]