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Jewish society in Fez

Jane S. Gerber

Jewish society in Fez

studies in communal and economic life.

by Jane S. Gerber

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  • 27 Currently reading

Published by University Microfilms International in Ann Arbor, MI .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Jews -- Morocco -- Fez,
  • Fès (Morocco) -- Ethnic relations

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination[v], 376 leaves.
    Number of Pages376
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15563909M

    Jewish Society in Fez (E.J. Brill, ). Articles/Reviews/Essays: "Toward and Understanding of the Term 'The Golden Age' as an Historical Reality" in The Culture of Spanish Jewry (ed. Aviva Doron, Tel Aviv, ). "The Jews of North Africa and the Middle East," in The Modern Jewish Experience, (ed. J. Wertheimer ). Series Editor/Editorial.   The View from Fez aims to promote interest and understanding of life in Fez in particular and Morocco in View from Fez is produced in Fez by the registered company: The View from Fez (Pat: ). Our contributors are based in the Fez Medina and in other centres around Morocco. We welcome contributions from writers and photographers .

    Across Legal Lines: Jews and Muslims in Modern Morocco, which won the – National Jewish Book Award in Sephardic Culture and the Baron Book Prize from the American Academy for Jewish Research, examines Jewish–Muslim relations in Morocco by following the Assarrafs, a Judeo-Morrocan merchant family from Fez, in the late 19th and early 20th . The Jewish Publication Society gives it a more Jewish reading of the scripture in the context as the Monotheistic Hebrews than the Christian trinitarian understanding of the God head. The use of Hebrew terms within the text also gives it clarity. I recommend it to anyone who would like to understand what the scriptures really say rather than /5(21).

      FEZ, Morocco — Among the spice souks and craft shops that line the turns and alleys of the mellahs, or old Jewish quarters in Moroccan cities, are traces of .   Carlos de Nesry was a lawyer and writer in Tangier whose book “Le Juif de Tanger et le Maroc” recounted the difficult choices Jews faced starting in (from “Jewish Culture and Society in North Africa,” co-edited by Emily Benichou Gottreich and Daniel J. Schroeter, ): “They are reluctantly leaving a country that is made.


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Get this from a library. Jewish society in Fez studies in communal and economic life. [Jane S Gerber]. Jewish Society in Fez, Studies in Communal and Economic Life (Studies in Judaism in Modern Times, No 6) Library Binding – August 1, by Jane S.

Gerber (Author) › Visit Amazon's Jane S. Gerber Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. 5/5(1). The Jewish Publication Society (JPS) is about the great books of Judaism. Our mission is to promote Jewish literacy and self-understanding through the publication of books of enduring worth.

“Accessible scholarship” is JPS’s unique niche. JPS works represent the highest levels of scholarship, written in a popular manner. Inapproximately 1, Jews lived in Fez. Among the sites of Pilgrimage for Jewish Travelers in Morocco, the most popular is the tomb of Rabbi Yehouda Benatar in Fez.

In6, Jews lived in Morocco, 5, of them in Casablanca and only Jews in Fez. Jewish Society in Fez Studies in Communal and economic life. Leiden. Brill Very thorough scholarly study of Jewish life in ancient Fez.

Goldberg, Harvey. Sephardi and Middle-east Jewries. History and culture in modern times. Indiana Univ Press, Focus is on today. Goldberg, Harvey. Jewish life in Muslim Libya. Univ. The Mellah Society is a compact yet detailed and fascinating account of Jewish life in precolonial Morocco, based on the voluminous but rarely studied writings of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Judeo-Moroccan sages.

Shlomo Deshen, author of several books on North African Jewish immigrants to Israel, here turns his attention to the past. Taking as his focus the tension. The Jewish Publication Society (JPS), originally known as the Jewish Publication Society of America, is the oldest nonprofit, nondenominational publisher of Jewish works in d in Philadelphia inby reform Rabbi Joseph Krauskopf among others, JPS is especially well known for its English translation of the Hebrew Bible, the JPS y of origin: United States.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: viii, pages ; 25 cm. Contents: I. Sources for a Reconstruction of the communal and economic history of the Jewish community of Fez --Introduction: The dynamics of Moroccan history and the position of the Jews --The Jewish community in the political context of Morocco: Until --The history of.

Jewish Publication Society has 48 books on Goodreads with ratings. Jewish Publication Society’s most popular book is Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures. A Cultural tour in the historic Jewish quarter of Fez known in Morocco as Mellah, typical Moroccan Jewish Kosher food at the Jewish community center, meeting with members of the Jewish community of Fez, attending a service at the only functioning synagogue in the city, music, gastronomy, discussions, movie and documentary projections in order to know more about this 4/5(34).

The Mellah (old Jewish quarter) is near the royal palace and well outside the old medina. You will need to locate the caretaker if you want to enter the synagogue. Sincethe Jewish quarter of Fes has been slowly undergoing restoration with the aid of UNESCO funds.

This short video highlights the history of Jews in Morocco. The golden age of the Jewish community in Fez lasted for almost three hundred years, from the 9th to 11th centuries.

Its yeshivot (religious schools) attracted brilliant scholars, poets and grammarians. This period was marred by a pogrom inwhich is described by the Jewish Virtual Library as an isolated event primarily due to political conflict between the Maghrawa.

Fez remained a commercial center for much of its history. The estimated population in Fez iswith a tiny Jewish presence.

Fez was founded by Idriss I in the eighth century. His goal was to convert all his subjects to Islam, but his son and successor was more tolerant. The Jewish Society runs events throughout the year including Friday Night Dinners, trips to Bristol, socials and access to any events run by the Union of Jewish Students.

This is the place to get involved, get to know our community and find your Jewish home away from home. Outside the Bible is probably the most am­bitious project undertaken by The Jewish Publication Society in many years.

—Peter L. Rothholz, Jewish Book Council Breathtaking in its scope and eminently satisfying in its execution, Outside the Bible will prove to be an indispensable reference for every scholar of the Hebrew Bible, Second Temple. The tomb of Solica at the Jewish cemetery in Fez. Photo credit: Amine Bakkari/Morocco World News Morocco was once home to the largest Jewish community in the Muslim world, reaching a population of Author: Morgan Hekking.

The Jewish communities of Fez and Casablanca struggled to preserve the building as an essential part of the Jewish and Moroccan heritage and as an important cultural and historical legacy.

The synagogue was also included in the list of endangered monuments of the program of preservation funding initiated by World Monuments Watch (WMW). Fez Mellah (Jewish Quarter) Tours Established inthe Fez Mellah (Jewish Quarter) was the first of its kind in Morocco, a walled Jewish quarter that segregated the Jewish community from the predominant Muslim communities, and was locked during the evening hours to ensure the safety of its residents.

A mellah (Arabic: ملاح ‎ and Hebrew: מלאח, the Arabic meaning "salt spring" or "salt marsh" which was the area of the first Jewish settlement in Fez) is a walled Jewish quarter of a city in Morocco, often mistakenly conflated with the European populations were confined to mellahs in Morocco beginning from the 15th century and especially since the early 19th century.

The Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia, PA. K likes. We are called the "People of the Book." The Jewish Publication Society (JPS) is about the great books of /5(76). Fes is the fourth largest city in Morocco and also known as one of the ancient Imperial Cities that had one of the largest Jewish populations.

It is separated into three parts, Fès el Bali (the old, walled city), Fès -Jdid (new Fes, home of the Jewish Mellah), and the Ville Nouvelle (the French-created, newest section of Fes.

The Medina of Fes el Bali of which the Jewish Mellah, Jewish. The Jewish cemetery and synagogues are well maintained by Muslims in Morocco. We learned so much about the famous Moroccan Rabbi's, saw where Maimonidies lived, viewed photographs and artifacts of Berber Jewish life in the museums, and understand the difference in the architecture in the Mellah vs.

the Medina.5/5().1 Jane S. Gerber Jewish Society in Fez: Studies in Communal and Economic Life (Leiden, the Netherlands: E.J. Brill, ), 2 Norman A. Stillman, The Jews of Arab Lands: a History and Source Book (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The Jewish Publication Society of .