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The Mellah Society: Jewish Community Life in Sherifian Morocco (Chicago Studies in the History of Judaism) Paperback

ISBN-13: 000-0226143406 ISBN-10: 0226143406 Edition: 2nd

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  • Series: Chicago Studies in the History of Judaism
  • Paperback: 166 pages
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press; 2nd edition (March 15, 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226143406
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226143408
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,180,494 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Text: English, Hebrew (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Shlomo Deshen is professor of social anthropology at Tel-Aviv University. His many books include Immigrant Voters in Israel and (with Moshe Shokeid) The Predicament of Homecoming: Cultural and Social Life of North African Immigrants in Israel and Distant Relations: Ethnicity and Politics among Arabs and North African Jews in Israel.

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By Eliyahu on July 30, 2007
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Fascinating, but suffers somewhat from being based on rabbinical documents -- unfortunately, the only available source material. The result is a narrow view of life in the mellah, biased towards officialdom.
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