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Publications of the Diaspora Research Institute Tel-Aviv University. Book 45: The Alliance Israélite Universelle and the Jewish Communities of Morocco 1862-1962. [INSCRIBED, SIGNED BY AUTHOR]

Laskier, Michael M.; Shlomo Simonsohn (Editor)

Published by State University of New York Press, Albany, 1983
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Quarto. XVI, 372pp. Original pictorial wrappers. Half-title page inscribed and signed in Hebrew by the author. The Moroccan Jewish community during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries was the largest Jewish community in North Africa, though it always constituted a small minority among its Muslim neighbors (Tsur, 2001). In the absence of formal statistics, it has been estimated that approximately 120,000 to 130,000 Jews lived in Morocco at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Formal statistics calculated later revealed that 160,000 Jews lived there in 1936 (Hatal, 1964) and 240,000 in 1952 (Laskier, 1983). As a result of emigration to Israel and other countries, the number decreased to 160,000 by 1960 (Laskier), but it nevertheless remained the largest Jewish community in the region. Minor creasing and age-toning on wrappers. Wrappers in overall good, interior in very good condition. About the Alliance Israélite Universelle: Political organization founded in France in 1860 for the purpose of providing assistance to Jews. Its founders were a group of French Jews who had the resources to help those who were poor, offering political support, helping individuals emigrate, and eventually setting up Jewish education programs in eastern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. In 1945 it expressed support for political Zionism (the establishment of a Jewish state), and in 1946 its diplomatic activities were taken over by the Consultative Council of Jewish Organizations in New York City. Bookseller Inventory # 24883

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Title: Publications of the Diaspora Research ...

Publisher: State University of New York Press, Albany

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition.

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