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BETWEEN EAST AND WEST : A HISTORY OF THE JEWS OF NORTH AFRICA.

Chouraqui, Andre.

Published by Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society Of America., 1968
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8vo. Xxii, 376 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Jews Africa, North history; Africa, North history. "Born in Aïn-Témouchent, Algeria, Chouraqui [b. 1917] studied political economy and Muslim law at Paris University and the Institut de France. A World War II French resistance fighter, he was awarded the Legion of Honor by the French government and also received various Israel decorations. Soon after World War II, Chouraqui worked as a lawyer and judge for two years in Algeria and was appointed deputy secretary general of the Alliance Israélite Universelle before serving as a permanent delegate for over 20 years. One of the few North African Jewish intellectuals who immigrated to Israel, Chouraqui served as personal adviser to Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion on problems of the integration of ethnic communities. He was deputy mayor of Jerusalem from 1965 to 1969, in charge of cultural, interfaith, and international issues. His public activity reflected a deep commitment to dialogue between cultures and religions at an international level: he co-founded and presided over the Interfaith Committee, co-founded Judeo-Christian Friendship, and was associated with the World Conference on Religions and Peace. Together with Muslim and Christian clerics, he founded the Brotherhood of Abraham, an organization devoted to reconciliation among the three monotheistic religions. " (EJ, 2007) Has dust jacket. Very good condition. (MX-23-18). Bookseller Inventory # 24072

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Title: BETWEEN EAST AND WEST : A HISTORY OF THE ...

Publisher: Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society Of America.

Publication Date: 1968

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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