The Jews of Arab Lands in...

Norman A. Stillman continues the saga he so eloquently began in his first volume, The Jews of Arab Lands, up through the dramatic events of the twentieth century. This book focuses on the forces, events, and personalities that over the past 150 years have shaped the Jewish communities of the Arab world.

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FRONT MATTERTitle PageCopyright PageDedication PageCONTENTS LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS PREFACE NOTE ON STYLE PART ONE: HISTORY 1 THE NINETEENTH CENTURY AND THE IMPACT OF THE WEST 2 SOCIAL TRANSFORMATIONS 3 BETWEEN NATIONALISM AND COLONIALISM IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR 4 ZIONISM AND THE JEWS OF ARAB LANDS EGYPT NORTH AFRICA THE LEVANT 5 DARKENING SHADOWS: 1929 TO 1939 THE PALESTINE ISSUE THE PENETRATION OF ANTI-SEMITISM THE GERMAN AND ITALIAN IMPACT JEWISH RESPONSES TO ANTI- SEMITISM IN EUROPE AND AT HOME ON THE EVE OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR 6 WORLD WAR II AND ITS IMPACT EGYPT AND THE LEVANT STATES IRAQ NORTH AFRICA TRANSFORMATIONS 7 THE LAST CHAPTER RISING TENSIONS IN THE POSTWAR ERA THE IRREVOCABLE SPLIT THE MASS EXODUS BEGINS THE SECOND STAGE OF THE EXODUS EPILOGUE PART TWO: SOURCES 1 THE NINETEENTH CENTURY AND THE IMPACT OF THE WEST THE AHD AL-AMAN A RELIGIOUS GENERATION GAP IN ALGIERS A PASTORAL LETTER FROM THE CHIEF RABBI OF FRANCE TO THE JEWS OF ALGERIA URGING REFORMS STATUTES OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY OF ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT THE JEWISH COMMUNITY OF SIDON AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY 2 SOCIAL TRANSFORMATIONS A LETTER FROM THE ALLIANCE ISRAÉLITE UNIVERSELLE TO RABBI RAPHAEL ABENSUR OF FEZ REQUESTING HIS HELP IN COMBATING CHILD MARRIAGE A EUROPEAN JEW TRIES TO RESCUE A GIRL FROM A CHILD MARRIAGE IN MOROCCO THE JEWISH COMMUNITY OF SUEZ REQUESTS ASSISTANCE FOR YEMENITE REFUGEES A REPORT ON JEWISH EMIGRATION FROM TETOUAN A JUDEO-ARABIC REPORT ON THE IRAQI JEWISH COLONY IN CHINA A VISIT TO THE JEWISH CAVE DWELLERS OF LIBYA MORE AMONG THE CAVE DWELLERS THE CHIEF RABBI OF CAIRO™S RESPONSUM ON PROSTITUTES™ GIFTS TO THE SYNAGOGUE A SYRIAN RABBI PREACHES AGAINST THE NEW IMMORALITY THE RABBIS OF ALEPPO PRONOUNCE A BAN OF ANATHEMA UPON SABBATH DESECRATORS A TWENTIETH-CENTURY YEMENITE VERSION OF THE PACT OF UMARREACTIONS IN MOSUL TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM OF THE YOUNG TURKS A JEWISH EGYPTIAN PATRIOT CALLS FOR DEEMPHASIZING RELIGION IN HIS COUNTRY™S PUBLIC LIFE FOR THE SAKE OF NATIONAL UNITY THE JEWS OF BEIRUT COMPLAIN ABOUT THEIR NEW CHIEF RABBI TO THE HAKHAM BASHI OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRETHE CHIEF RABBI OF BEIRUT DEFENDS HIMSELF THE TRADITIONAL JEWISH SCHOOLS OF SANcATHE MODERN JEWISH SCHOOL IN SANcAAN ENGLISH TRAVELER AND MIDDLE EAST EXPERT VISITS THE ALLIANCE ISRAÉLITE SCHOOL IN MOSUL THE CHIEF RABBI OF ALEXANDRIA COMPLAINS ABOUT THE TREATMENT OF HIS SON IN AN ALLIANCE SCHOOL A BAGHDADI RABBI DECRIES THE DECLINE OF TRADITIONAL MORALS A WAVE OF CONVERSIONS AMONG JEWISH YOUTH AT CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS IN EGYPT SHOCKS THE COMMUNITY A CONVERTED YOUTH RETURNS TO JUDAISM A LETTER FROM ONE EGYPTIAN fiJEW FOR JESUSfl TO ANOTHER THE GALLICIZATION OF A TUNISIAN JEWISH BOY IN THE YEARS JUST PRIOR TO WORLD WAR I 3 BETWEEN NATIONALISM AND COLONIALISM IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR A TUNISIAN JEW™S STRUGGLE TO SERVE HIS ADOPTED COUNTRY IN WORLD WAR I TURKISH EXACTIONS WEIGH HEAVILY UPON BAGHDAD! JEWS DURING WORLD WAR I THE JEWS OF BAGHDAD PETITION FOR BRITISH CITIZENSHIP AT THE END OF WORLD WAR I AN IRAQI NATIONALIST APPEAL TO NON- MUSLIMS AN EXCERPT FROM A SPEECH GIVEN BY KING FAYSAL TO THE JEWISH COMMUNAL LEADERS OF BAGHDAD OBSERVATIONS ON THE COMMERCIAL LIFE OF BAGHDAD THE JEWISH COMMUNITY OF DAMASCUS IN 1919 CONTACTS BETWEEN ZIONISTS AND ARAB NATIONALISTS IN DAMASCUS A DIRECTIVE BANNING HEBREW AS THE LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION IN SYRIAN JEWISH SCHOOLS THE VICISSITUDES OF JEWISH YOUTH CLUBS IN DAMASCUS A SYRIAN RABBI CRITICIZES fiTHE NEW INTELLECTUALSfl A SYRIAN JOURNALIST IS STUNNED THAT JEWISH STUDENTS EXCEL IN ARABIC EXAMS SPEAKING JUDEO-ARABIC IN MIXED COMPANY THE JEWISH SCHOOLS OF BAGHDAD IN 1929 THE THEOSOPHIST CONTROVERSY AMONG THE JEWS OF BASRA AN ALLIANCE OFFICIAL™S VISIT TO THE JEWISH COMMUNITY OF DAMASCUS IN 1929 A PLEA FOR HELP FROM THE JEWS OF HODEIDA TO THEIR CORELIGIONISTS IN LONDON AN ARAB JOURNALIST™S IMPRESSIONS OF THE JEWISH QUARTER OF SANcAARTICLES DEALING WITH MOROCCAN JEWS IN THE STATUTE OF THE INTERNATIONAL ZONE OF TANGIER A GALLICIZED MOROCCAN JEW CALLS UPON HIS CORELIGIONISTS TO IDENTIFY TOTALLY WITH FRANCE A MOROCCAN JEWISH TEACHER ON THE NEED FOR ARABIC IN THE ALLIANCE SCHOOLS IN MOROCCO 4 ZIONISM AND THE JEWS OF ARAB LANDS A LETTER TO THEODOR HERZL FROM EGYPT™S FIRST ZIONIST SOCIETY MASS DEMONSTRATIONS BY EGYPTIAN JEWS IN CELEBRATION OF THE BALFOUR DECLARATION A CALL TO ALEXANDRIAN JEWRY TO CELEBRATE THE SAN REMO RECOGNITION OF THE BALFOUR DECLARATION AND TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE ZIONIST ENTERPRISE THE FIRST FUND-RAISING EFFORTS BY MOROCCAN ZIONISTS A LETTER TO THEODOR HERZL FROM THE ZIONISTS OF SAFI, MOROCCO A REPORT TO THE COLONIAL AUTHORITIES ON EMIGRATION TO PALESTINE AND ON ZIONISM IN MOROCCO BY A FRENCH- APPOINTED JEWISH OFFICIAL AN ALLIANCE REPORT ON A WAVE OFcALIYA FROM FEZ TO PALESTINE WITH SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO STEM THE TIDEFRENCH AND JEWISH OFFICIALS OPPOSE THE FORMATION OF A ZIONIST SOCIETY IN MOROCCO A TUNISIAN UNITED JEWISH APPEAL THE CIRCOLO SION APPEALS FOR PUBLIC SUPPORT DURING THE COMMUNAL ELECTIONS IN TRIPOLI ABRAHAM ELMALEH PROPAGANDIZES FOR ZIONISM AND SEPHARDI REVIVAL AMONG THE JEWS OF BEIRUT A PUBLIC DECLARATION BY THE DAMASCENE JEWISH YOUTH ASSOCIATION DISAVOWING ZIONISM AND PLEDGING LOYALTY TO THE ARAB CAUSE A SEPHARDI LEADER IN ALEPPO COMPLAINS THAT THE JEWISH AGENCY IS IGNORING WOULD-BE cOLIM FROM HIS CITYAN IRAQI JEWISH NOTABLE EXPRESSES HIS RES-ERVATIONS ON ZIONISM (1922) THE IRAQI ZIONIST FEDERATION REPORTS ON ITS ACTIVITIES FOR 1923 TO 1925 THE FOUNDER OF AN IRAQI JEWISH NEWSPAPER REQUESTS THE WORLD ZIONIST ORGANIZATION TO INTERVENE WITH THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT ON BEHALF OF HIS PUBLICATION IRAQI ZIONISTS COMPLAIN ABOUT THEIR LACK OF REPRESENTATION IN THE JEWISH AGENCY AND OF ASHKENAZI BIASA REPORT ON THE BAN UPON ZIONIST ACTIVITIES IN IRAQ AN ARAB JOURNALIST ACCUSES IRAQI JEWS OF ZIONIST INTRIGUES A MOROCCAN ARAB JOURNALIST ATTACKS ZIONIST ACTIVITIES IN HIS COUNTRY JEWISH BOY SCOUTS IN TANGIER CAUSE A STIR AMONG ARAB NATIONALISTS AN ARABIC EDITION OF fiTHE PROTOCOLSfl IN BEIRUT THE JEWS OF BEIRUT PETITION THE AUTHORITIES FOR A BAN ON THE SALE OF fiTHE PROTOCOLSfl ADENI JEWS AND ZIONISM 5 DARKENING SHADOWS: 1929 to 1939 THE STATE OF SYRIAN JEWRY IN THE IMMEDIATE AFTERMATH OF THE WESTERN WALL DISTURBANCES AN ACCUSATION OF MOSQUE DESECRATION RESULTS IN MOB VIOLENCE AGAINST THE JEWS OF ADEN AN OFFICIAL BRITISH STATEMENT ON THE ANTI- JEWISH RIOTS IN ADENA GALLICIZED ALGERIAN MUSLIM REFLECTS UPON THE CONSTANTINE POGROM OF 1934 AN ASSESSMENT OF ARAB NATIONALIST FEELINGS TOWARD THE JEWS IN NORTH AFRICA THE ARRIVAL OF REFUGEE JEWISH DOCTORS IN SYRIA STIRS OPPOSITION THE ALLIANCE IN BAGHDAD AIDS THE FIRST JEWISH REFUGEES FROM GERMANY IN ITS MIDST AND TRIES TO RALLY COMMUNAL ACTION THE IRAQI GOVERNMENT INITIATES SEVERAL ANTI-JEWISH MEASURES THE MARONITE PATRIARCH ISSUES A PASTORAL LETTER DEPLORING NAZI PERSECUTION OF THE JEWS A POSITION PAPER BY LEBANESE AND SYRIAN JEWISH LEADERS AT THE TIME OF THE FRENCH- ARAB NEGOTIATIONS IN PARIS FOR TERMINATION OF THE MANDATES THE JEWISH COMMUNITY OF BEIRUT RECEIVES THE MARONITE PATRIARCH THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF THE EGYPTIAN JEWISH BOYCOTT OF AXIS GOODS ANTI-JEWISH DEMONSTRATIONS IN EGYPT ON THE PROPHET'S BIRTHDAY AN ANTI-BRITISH AND ANTI- ZIONIST TRACT DISTRIBUTED IN TUNISIA REPERCUSSIONS FROM THE ARAB GENERAL STRIKE IN PALESTINE UPON DAMASCENE JEWRY AN ANTI-JEWISH PAMPHLET DISTRIBUTED BY ARAB MILITANTS IN CAIRO THE AMERICAN CHARGÉ D'AFFAIRES IN BAGHDAD REPORTS ON THE REPERCUSSIONS OF THE PALESTINIAN ARAB GENERAL STRIKE FOR IRAQI JEWS A PUBLIC DECLARATION BY THE HEAD OF IRAQI JEWRY DISASSOCIATING HIMSELF AND HIS COMMUNITY FROM ZIONISM AT THE TIME OF THE ARAB GENERAL STRIKE IN PALESTINE A BOMB IN THE JEWISH QUARTER OF SIDON AND A SABOTAGE ATTEMPT AGAINST JEWISH PROPERTY SOBER THOUGHTS ABOUT THE CAUSES OF THE ANTI- JEWISH INCIDENTS IN SIDON AND ABOUT THE UNCERTAINTY OF THE FUTURE AN EGYPTIAN JEWISH NEWSPAPER COMMENTS ON A RISING WAVE OF ANTI- SEMITIC AGITATION IN EGYPT A PLEA TO THE FRENCH AUTHORITIES FOR PROTECTION IN THE WAKE OF ANTI- JEWISH INCIDENTS IN BEIRUTAN ALGERIAN MUSLIM WARNS THAT EVENTS IN PALESTINE THREATEN MUSLIM- JEWISH RELATIONS IN ALGERIALIBYA'S ITALIAN FASCIST NEWSPAPER EXPLAINS A GOVERNMENT ORDINANCE BANNING SHOPKEEPERS FROM CLOSING ON THE SABBATH TWO TRIPOLITANIAN JEWS ARE PUBLICLY WHIPPED FOR DEFYING THE GOVERNMEN'S BAN AGAINST SATURDAY SHOP CLOSING A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENTS OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITIES OF CAIRO AND ALEXANDRIA TO THE EGYPTIAN PRIME MINISTER 6 WORLD WAR II AND ITS IMPACT THE REPORT OF THE IRAQI COMMISSION OF INQUIRY ON THE FARHUD A BRITISH MILITARY INTELLIGENCE REPORT ON JEWISH ATTEMPTS TO LEAVE IRAQ FOR PALESTINE AND ELSEWHERE AFTER THE FARHUD THE GOVERNOR OF LIBYA ADVISES MUSSOLINI TO MODIFY THE APPLICATION OF ITALY'S ANTI-JEWISH LAWS IN LIBYA AN ITALIAN REPORT ON THE JEWISH INFLUENCE ON THE LIBYAN ECONOMY AND THE NEED TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST IT A GERMAN CONSULAR OFFICIAL'S OBSERVATION ON FASCIST ANTI-JEWISH LEGISLATION IN LIBYA ABROGATION OF THE CRÉMIEUX DECREE BY THE VICHY REGIME THE LEADERS OF ALGERIAN JEWRY PROTEST THE ABROGATION OF THE CRÉMIEUX DECREE AND DECLARE THEIR CONTINUED LOYALTY TO FRANCE THE GOVERNOR GENERAL INFORMS THE CHIEF RABBI OF ALGIERS OF A NUMERUS CLAUSUS FOR JEWISH CHILDREN IN PUBLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS THE AMERICAN CONSUL IN ALGIERS ADVISES AGAINST U. 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INTERVENTION ON BEHALF OF ALGERIAN JEWRY UNDER THE VICHY REGIME A DAHIR EXPELLING MOROCCAN JEWS FROM EUROPEAN NEIGHBORHOODS MEMBERS OF THE GEO GRAS GROUP THAT TOOK PART IN THE ALGIERS INSURRECTION THE NAZIS' REQUISITION OF JEWISH LABORERS IN TUNIS A NAZI PROCLAMATION OF AN INDEMNITY LEVIED AGAINST THE JEWS OF TUNISIA THE JEWS OF TUNIS RAISE THE FUNDS TO PAY THE INDEMNITY A VICHY OFFICIAL DISCUSSES A GERMAN PROPOSAL TO REQUIRE JEWS TO WEAR THE YELLOW STAR IN TUNIS TRIPOLITANIAN JEWRY WELCOMES THE SOLDIERS OF THE EIGHTH ARMY AS LIBERATORS PALESTINIAN JEWISH UNITS IN THE BRITISH ARMY AID THEIR BRETHREN IN LIBYA AND TUNISIAA REPORT ON THE STATE OF TRIPOLITANIAN JEWRY IN 1943 A BRITISH OFFICER SURVEYS THE STATE OF CYRENAICAN JEWRY AT THE TIME OF LIBERATION THE BRITISH MILITARY COMMANDER OF BARCA COMPLAINS ABOUT PALESTINIAN JEWISH SOLDIERS TEACHING IN A LOCAL SYNAGOGUE AGAINST ORDERS A PALESTINIAN JEWISH SOLDIER IN THE BRITISH ARMY WRITES HOME ABOUT MEETING HIS LIBYAN BRETHREN EXCERPTS FROM A ZIONIST PAMPHLET EXHORTING IRAQI JEWS TO LEARN FROM THE LESSON OF THE FARHUD 7 THE LAST CHAPTER THE JEWISH COMMUNITY'S OFFICIAL REPORT ON THE ANTI-JEWISH RIOTING IN TRIPOLITANIA SYRIAN JEWISH SPOKESMEN APPEAR BEFORE THE ANGLO-AMERICAN COMMITTEE OF INQUIRY ON PALESTINE THE MOOD OF NORTH AFRICAN JEWRY IN 1947 THE PLIGHT OF THE JEWS IN BAHRAIN FOLLOWING THE PALESTINE PARTITION VOTE REPORT OF THE COMMISSION OF ENQUIRY INTO THE ANTI-JEWISH RIOTS IN ADEN A REPRESENTATIVE OF BRITISH JEWRY REPORTS ON THE ECONOMIC SITUATION OF ADENI JEWS FOLLOWING THE RIOTS A REVIEW OF ATTITUDES IN THE EGYPTIAN PRESS TOWARD THE COUNTRY™S JEWISH COMMUNITY IN LATE 1947 WORSENING MUSLIM-JEWISH RELATIONS IN ALGERIA THE INTERNAL CONFLICT OF A LEADING EGYPTIAN JEWISH BUSINESSMAN AT THE TIME OF THE FIRST ARAB-ISRAELI WAR THE MOROCCAN SULTAN APPEALS FOR CALM AMONG HIS MUSLIM AND JEWISH SUBJECTS AT THE OUTBREAK OF THE FIRST ARAB-ISRAELI WAR EXTRACTS FROM BRITISH EMBASSY REPORTS ON ATTACKS ON JEWS AND FOREIGNERS IN EGYPT DURING THE FIRST ARAB-ISRAELI WAR THE WORLD JEWISH CONGRESS LOBBIES WITH THE BRITISH COLONIAL OFFICE TO ALLOW YEMENITE JEWISH REFUGEES ENTRY INTO ADEN ON THEIR WAY TO ISRAEL A BRITISH PRESS REPORT ON THE CONTINUED ARRIVAL OF YEMENITE JEWISH REFUGEES IN ADEN AND THE ATTEMPT BY THE AUTHORITIES THERE TO STAUNCH THE FLOW A REPORT ON THE JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE'S EFFORTS TO ASSIST YEMENITE AND ADENI JEWS TO EMIGRATE TO ISRAEL A SUMMARY OF THE IRAQI PARLIAMENTARY DEBATE OF A BILL ALLOWING JEWS TO RENOUNCE THEIR CITIZENSHIP, WITH THE COMMENTARY OF THE BRITISH AMBASSADOR TO BAGHDAD THE IRAQI LAW PERMITTING JEWS TO EMIGRATE WITH THE FORFEITURE OF NATIONALITY THE ZIONIST UNDERGROUND IN IRAQ APPEALS TO THE JEWS TO REGISTER FOR EMIGRATION THE PROGRESS OF JEWISH EMIGRATION FROM IRAQ TWO MONTHS BEFORE THE EXPIRATION OF THE LAW PERMITTING IT THE IRAQI GOVERNMENT URGES THAT JEWISH EMIGRATION BE SPEEDED UP OR IT WILL TAKE DRASTIC MEASURES OF ITS OWN THE CHALLENGE OF MOROCCAN INDEPENDENCE AS VIEWED BY A MOROCCAN JEWISH INTELLECTUAL A SELECTION OF REFORMS PROPOSED AT THE SIXTH CONGRESS OF THE COUNCIL OF MOROCCAN JEWISH COMMUNITIES THE QUESTION OF THE JEWISH MINORITY IN THE FLN PLATFORM OF THE SOUMMAM CONGRESS AN APPEAL BY THE FLN FOR THE SUPPORT OF ALGERIAN JEWRY AN ALGERIAN JEWISH INTELLECTUAL REFLECTS UPON MUSLIM- JEWISH RELATIONS AT A TIME OF RISING TENSIONS A PRESIDENTIAL DECREE DISSOLVING THE JEWISH COMMUNITY COUNCIL IN TUNISIA AN EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT OF THE ANTI-JEWISH RIOTS IN TUNIS AT THE OUTBREAK OF THE SIX-DAY WAR A REPORT ON EGYPTIAN JEWRY IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE SIX-DAY WAR BY A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES BIBLIOGRAPHY BIBLIOGRAPHY ABBREVIATIONS OF JOURNALS AND ENCYCLOPEDIAS MIDDLE EASTERN AND NORTH AFRICAN NEWSPAPERS AND PERIODICALS OTHER NEWSPAPERS AND PERIODICALS ARCHIVAL SOURCES SELECTED PUBLISHED WORKS INDEX
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