The Book of Mordechai: A Study of the Jews of Libya Mordechai Hakohen

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Published: 1993

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226 pages


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The Book of Mordechai: A Study of the Jews of Libya  by  Mordechai Hakohen

The Book of Mordechai: A Study of the Jews of Libya by Mordechai Hakohen
1993 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 226 pages | ISBN: | 3.55 Mb

A fascinating record of Libyan Jewish life written by a Talmudic scholar, teacher, itinerant peddler and amateur anthropologist named Mordechai Hakohen. Composed in the early years of the twentieth century, it covers domestic life, religion, trade,MoreA fascinating record of Libyan Jewish life written by a Talmudic scholar, teacher, itinerant peddler and amateur anthropologist named Mordechai Hakohen. Composed in the early years of the twentieth century, it covers domestic life, religion, trade, as well as relations of Jews to Arabs, Berbers, and the Italians who invaded in 1911.

The manuscript was partially published in Italian, then ignored for many years until Dr. Harvey Goldbergs recent discovery of it. ethnographically oriented portrayal of North African Jewish life of this period. Also, as Dr. Goldberg points out, Hakohens work helps to resolve some broad problems of ethno-history, such as the distinction between Arab and Berber and the position of Jews in North African Society.

To accompany his 1978 edition in Hebrew, Dr. Goldberg has now translated the most important sections into English, adding extensive commentaries and notes.



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