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eBook Between East and West: A History of the Jews of North Africa
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Between East and West: A History of the Jews of North Africa

Author:   Andre Chouraqui
Publisher:  Varda Books
Original Publisher:  The Jewish Publication Society
Published:  2002
Language:  English
Pages:   398


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With the tragic destruction of Central and East European Jewries, the Oriental Jewish communities have grown in importance in the balance-sheet of Jewish existence. This book is the result of twenty years of research into the Jewish communities of North Africa and covers a period of more than two thousand years in the history of those communities. Though the origins of the North African Jewis...

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About the Author

Andre Chouraqui ---

Andre N. Churaqui was born in Algeria and educated in the University of Paris. In 1958 he immigrated to Israel. In 60s Andre Churaqui served as counselor to Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion and deputy mayor of Jerusalem. He has written extensively on the Jews of North Africa.



 

Contents

Introduction

PART 1. FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE BYZANTINE PERIOD

  1. The Carthaginian Era: 813-146 B.C.E.
  2. Pax Romana: 146 B.C.E.-430 C.E.
  3. Vandals and Byzantines: 430-642 C.E.

PART 2. THE RULE OF ISLAM

  1. The Moslem Conquest of the Maghreb: 642-ca. 900
  2. The Status of the Jews under Islam
  3. Judaism in the Maghreb: The Oriental Components
  4. Judaism in the Maghreb: The Spanish Component
  5. The Condition of the Jews in the Nineteenth Century

PART 3. THE FRENCH PERIOD

  1. The Emancipation of Algerian Jewry: 1830-1962
  2. The Status of the Jews in Tunisia (1881-1956) and French Morocco (1912-1956)
  3. Population Trends Among the Jewish Communities
  4. Facing West
  5. Social Conditions
  6. Judaism in Modern Times

PART 4. DISSOLUTION

  1. Independence and Exodus
  2. Israel

Notes

Statistical Appendices

Bibliography

Index


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