The Alliance Israelite Universelle and the Jewish Communities of Morocco, 1862-1962

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SUNY Press, 1 gen 1983 - 388 pagine

 The Alliance Israélite Universelle an international organization representing a community of over 240,000 Jews was founded in France in 1860. Its goal was to achieve the intellectual regeneration and social and political elevation of the Jewish people. This book examines the impact of the AIU on Moroccan Jewry. It answers such questions as: How did the AIU establish itself in Morocco's communities? How did it go on to become a power not to be underestimated by either the Moroccan government or the Europeans? And more importantly, how did the AIU improve the conditions of the Jews in Morocco, creating an important French-speaking urban elite? Also discussed are such topics as Zionism and Jewish-Muslim relations in Morocco.

Michael Laskier tells his story very well. He has done an excellent job of archival work and has related his study of the AIU to the broader issues of government during the Protectorate and Independence periods. There really are no competing works in English, and even the French sources are not quite on point with this work. Lawrence Rosen, Department of Anthropology, Princeton University.
 

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Background of the Activities of the Alliance Israelite Universelle in Morocco The Traditional Jewish Society
8
The Political Activities of the Alliance in Morocco Before the Protectorate Era
31
The Alliance and the Struggle for Recognition within Moroccan Jewish Society
80
The Alliance and Its Sociocultural Influence on Moroccan Jewry
100
The Alliance and the Jewish Communities in the Protectorates Political Arena
151
Zionism and Assimilation The Emergence of Zionist Influence in Morocco and the Position of the Alliance
194
The Alliance and the Social and Cultural Evolution of the Jews 19121956
226
The Jews and the Muslims Comparative Aspects of Education and Problems of Social Conflict
303
The Alliance and the Jewish Communities in Independent Morocco 19561962
321
Conclusion
347
Selected Bibliography
355
Index
365
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Informazioni sull'autore (1983)

Michael M. Laskier is Lecturer and Researcher on the Jews of the Muslim countries and on Jewish-Muslim relations at Tel-Aviv University's Jewish History Department and the Institute of Diaspora Studies.

 

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