Sephardi and Middle Eastern Jewries: History & Culture in the Modern Era.

Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996. Softbound. Octavo, paper covers, xviii, 346 pp., glossary, index, ink-stamps, soiling to the final page. Very Good-. Item #81836
ISBN: 0253210410

Introduction by Goldberg. Articles are "Middle Eastern and North African Jewries Confront Modernity: Orientation, Disorientation, Reoreintation," Norman A. Stillman, "From Sabbateanism to modernization: Ottoman Jewry on the eve of the Ottoman reforms and the Haskala," Jacob Barnai, "Eastern Sephardi Jewry and new nation-states in the Balkans in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries," Aron Rodrigue, "The process of modernization of Eastern Sephardi communities." Esther Benbassa, "The transformation of the Jewish community of Essaouira (Mogador) in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries," Daniel J. Schroeter and Joseph Chetrit, "Traditional flexibility and modern strictness: two Halakhic positions on women's suffrage," Zvi Zohar, "Iraqi Jewry and cultural change in the educational activity of the Alliance Israe´lite Universelle," Zvi Yehuda, "Haskala in a sectional colonial society: Mahdia (Tunisia)," Yaron Tsur, "The Maskil and the Mequbbal : Mordecai Ha-Cohen and the grave of Rabbi Shimon Lavi in Tripoli," Harvey E. Goldberg, "The foundation of Hispano-Jewish Associations in Morocco: contrasting portraits of Tangier and Tetuan," Isaac Guershon, "Kippur on the Amazon: Jewish emigration from Northern Morocco in the late nineteenth century," Susan Gilson Miller, "The flowering of Judeo-Arabic literature in North Africa, 1850-1950," Yosef Tobi, "Modernization and the language question among Judezmo-speaking Sephardim of the Ottoman Empire," David M. Bunis, "Persian Jewry and literature: a sociocultural view," Amnon Netzer, "Gender, marriage, and social conflict in Habban," Laurence D. Loeb, ""The peg of your tent": narratives of North African Israeli women," Esther Schely-Newman, "Nostalgia and ambivalence : the reconstruction of Jewish-Muslim relations in Oulad Mansour," Yoram Bilu and Andre´ Levy, "The Sephardi family and the challenge of assimilation: family ritual and ethnic reproduction," Joe¨lle Bahloul.

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