(The Jews of the Middle East and North Africa in Modern Times) [PDF] è Reeva Spector Simon


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pivotal role their respective play a pivotal role in their respective in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries The irst half of the book is thematic covering topics ranging Dogs Behaving Badly from languages to economic life androm religion and music to the world of women The second half is a country by country survey that covers and music to the world of women The second half is a country by country survey that covers Syria Lebanon IsraelPalestine Ira Iran Afghanistan Yemen Egypt the Sudan Libya Tunisia Algeria and Moroc. Despite considerable research on the Jewish diaspora in the Middle East and North Africa since 1800 there has until now been no comprehensive synthesis that illuminates both the differences and commonalities in Jewish experience across a range of countries and cultures This lacuna in both Jewish and Middle Eastern studies is due partly to the act that in general of the lacuna both Jewish and Middle Eastern studies is due partly to the act that in general histories of the Jews have been omitted rom the standard narrative. As part of the religious ethnic mosaic "ethnic mosaic traditional Islamic society Jews were but one among numerous minorities and so have lacked that was traditional Islamic society Jews were but one among numerous minorities and so have lacked systematic treatmentAddressing this important oversight this volume documents the variety and diversity of Jewish life in the region over the last two hundred years It explains the changes that affected the communities under Islamic rule during its golden age and describes the processes of moder. ,