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Jacob's children in the land of the Mahdi : Jews of the Sudan

Author: Eli S Malka
Publisher: [Syracuse, N.Y.] : Produced and distributed by Syracuse University Press, [1997] ©1997
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
This book details the development of a prosperous Jewish community in the Sudan. eli S. Malka chronicles this Group's history, from its origins as an isolated group of eight Jewish families trapped in the turmoil of the Mahdi's Revold in 1881, through its period of growth, to its final demise a mere 80 years later.

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Genre/Form: History
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Malka, Eli S., 1909-
Jacob's children in the land of the Mahdi.
[Syracuse, N.Y.] : Produced and distributed by Syracuse University Press, ©1997
Named Person: Eli S Malka; Eli S Malka; Eli S Malka; Kṛṣṇalāla Śarmā, Sūdana
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eli S Malka
ISBN: 0815681224 9780815681229
OCLC Number: 37365787
Description: xiii, 262 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The Sudan Jewish Community. 1. The Sudan. 2. The First Jews and the Mahdiya. 3. Ben-Sion Coshti and Other Jews. 4. Early Settlers and Founding Families. 5. Rabbi Solomon Malka and the First Community Council. 6. The Move to Khartoum and the Building of the Khartoum Synagogue. 7. Growth of the Sudan Jewish Community. 8. Community Representation and Administration. 9. The Jewish Recreation Club. 10. Jewish Leaders' Visits to Khartoum. 11. Ethiopian Jews and Their Leaders / Taamarat Emmanuel and Tadessa Yacoub. 12. The Jews of Aden, Yemen, and Eritrea. 13. B'nai B'rith in the Sudan and Egypt: Ben-Sion Coshiti Lodge of Khartoum, No. 1207. 14. B'nai B'rith in France: Loge de France No. 1151. 15. B'nai B'rith in the United States. 16. Egyptian Jews and the Sudan. 17. British Rule and the Status of Jews after 1899. 18. Harassment of the Jews and Their Departure after 1956. 19. Independence of the Sudan and British and Egyptian Policies. 20. The First Sudanese Parliament and Government. 21. The Nemeiri Government: Nationalization, Confiscation, and Islamic Law. 22. Sadig El-Mahdi and the Islamic Military Government of General Omar Al-Bashir. 23. Sudan Jews in the Diaspora and Israel --
pt. 2. Eighty-seven Years from Omdurman to New York. 24. My Childhood and Jewish Sites in Cairo. 25. Business Career and Trade Development in the Sudan. 26. Travels in the Sudan and Nearby. 27. Marriage, Family, and Children. 28. Life in Khartoum. 29. Life in the United States and France. 30. The Malkas --
App. A. Record Book of Jewish Community of Omdurman, Sudan --
App. B. Jewish Marriages in the Sudan, 1907-1963 --
App. C. Malka-Goldenberg Family Tree --
App. D. Gellatly Hankey Group of Companies.
Responsibility: Eli S. Malka.


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