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Sephardi and Middle Eastern Jewries : History and Culture in the Modern Era - Harvey Goldberg

Sephardi and Middle Eastern Jewries

History and Culture in the Modern Era

By: Harvey Goldberg (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st June 1996
ISBN: 9780253210418
Number Of Pages: 368
For Ages: 22+ years old

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"Providing an unparalleled overview of Sephardi and Middle Eastern Jewish communities in world history, this authoritative, stimulating work, superbly edited and clearly written, also suggests new approaches to assessing their cultural practices and relation to the wider societies of which they formed, and in many cases continue to form, a part." -- Dale F. Eickelman, Dartmouth College

Historians, anthropologists, and linguists from Israel, the United Kingdom, France, and the United States provide a comprehensive picture of Sephardi and Middle Eastern Jewries in modern times. The volume touches on such themes as the impact of modernization upon Sephardi communities in North Africa, the Balkans, and other areas of the Ottoman Empire; responses to cultural change in Sephardi communities of Iraq and North Africa; issues relating to contemporary Jewish languages and literatures; and conceptions of ethnicity and gender in Sephardi communities.

Contributors include Joelle Bahloul, Jacob Barnai, Esther Benbassa, Yoram Bilu, David M. Bunis, Joseph Chetrit, Harvey E. Goldberg, Isaac Guershon, AndrA(c) Levy, Laurence D. Loeb, Susan Gilson Miller, Amnon Netzer, Aron Rodrigue, Esther Schely-Newman, Daniel J. Schroeter, Norman A. Stillman, Yosef Tobi, Yaron Tsur, Zvi Yehuda, and Zvi Zohar.

Preface
Note on Transliteration
Introductionp. 1
Middle Eastern and North African Jewries Confront Modernity: Orientation, Disorientation, Reorientationp. 59
From Sabbateanism to Modernization: Ottoman Jewry on the Eve of the Ottoman Reforms and the Haskalap. 73
Eastern Sephardi Jewry and New Nation-States in the Balkans in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuriesp. 81
The Process of Modernization of Eastern Sephardi Communitiesp. 89
The Transformation of the Jewish Community of Essaouira (Mogador) in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuriesp. 99
Traditional Flexibility and Modern Strictness: Two Halakhic Positions on Women's Suffragep. 119
Iraqi Jewry and Cultural Change in the Educational Activity of the Alliance Israelite Universellep. 134
Haskala in a Sectional Colonial Society: Mahdia (Tunisia) 1884p. 146
The Maskil and the Mequbbal: Mordecai Ha-Cohen and the Grave of Rabbi Shim'on Lavi in Tripolip. 168
The Foundation of Hispano-Jewish Associations in Morocco: Contrasting Portraits of Tangier and Tetuanp. 181
Kippur on the Amazon: Jewish Emigration from Northern Morocco in the Late Nineteenth Centuryp. 190
The Flowering of Judeo-Arabic Literature in North Africa, 1850-1950p. 213
Modernization and the Language Question among Judezmo-Speaking Sephardim of the Ottoman Empirep. 226
Persian Jewry and Literature: A Sociocultural Viewp. 240
Gender, Marriage, and Social Conflict in Habbanp. 259
"The Peg of Your Tent": Narratives of North African Israeli Womenp. 277
Nostalgia and Ambivalence: The Reconstruction of Jewish-Muslim Relations in Oulad Mansourp. 288
The Sephardi Family and the Challenge of Assimilation: Family Ritual and Ethnic Reproductionp. 312
Appendix I: Population Graph, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuriesp. 325
Appendix II: Population Table, 1970s and 1980sp. 328
Glossaryp. 329
Contributorsp. 334
Indexp. 337
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780253210418
ISBN-10: 0253210410
Series: History & Culture in the Modern Era S.
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st June 1996
Publisher: INDIANA UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 15.65  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.51

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