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Two thousand years of Jewish life in Morocco

Author: Haïm Zafrani
Publisher: New York : Sephardic House in association with KTAV Pub. House, Jersey City, NJ, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Driven by a passionate desire to share his intimate knowledge of the vibrant Judeo-Arab society of Morocco, Professor Haim Zafrani has painted this unique cultural landscape with a multicolored brush - sometimes wielding it with the acumen of a historian, other times with the insights of a sociologist or a linguist. Throughout, however, he has penned this work as a meticulous student of the dual ethnic personality  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Haïm Zafrani
ISBN: 0881257486 9780881257489
OCLC Number: 49821073
Description: x, 327 pages, [8] pages of illustrations : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Moroccan Jewry and its destiny --
2. Jewish society and the Judeo-Maghrebian social imagination --
3. Moroccan Jewish community --
4. Economic life --
5. Intellectual life : culture and religion --
6. Ritual and religious life.
Responsibility: Haim Zafrani.

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"Driven by a passionate desire to share his intimate knowledge of the vibrant Judeo-Arab society of Morocco, Professor Haim Zafrani has painted this unique cultural landscape with a multicolored brush - sometimes wielding it with the acumen of a historian, other times with the insights of a sociologist or a linguist. Throughout, however, he has penned this work as a meticulous student of the dual ethnic personality of Moroccan Jewry." "Professor Haim Zafrani's authentic genius as a scholar was to collect and organize all the knowledge he collected and to transform it into a colossal work. His literary oeuvre constitutes a veritable gift to Jewish culture in the present day and in generations to come. His bibliography comprises close to 200 articles and 16 books."--BOOK JACKET.

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