Jews of the Amazon: Self-exile in Earthly Paradise

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Jewish Publication Society, 1999 - Religion - 341 pages
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A fascinating study of a Jewish community in one of the world?s most isolated places: the heart of the Peruvian Amazon.
 

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Segal, who grew up in Venezuela and earned his doctorate in Latin American history at the University of Miami (and now works as a lecturer and as a radio analyst in Israel) brings us an unusual tale ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Center or Periphery?
19
Jews in Lima and Iquitos
37
The Religion of the Jewish Mestizos
63
Jewishness in Lima and Iquitos
97
A Marranic Remnant
133
When Lima Met Iquitos
149
Inter and IntraViews
175
The Researcher as Protagonist
203
Retracing the Steps
225
Notes
249
Glossary
317
Bibliography
323
Index
331
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