Jews and Judaism in Syria: Syrian Jews, Musta'arabi Jews, Arab Jews, Baqashot, Syrian Jewish Communities of the United States, Pizmonim

Jews and Judaism in Syria: Syrian Jews, Musta'arabi Jews, Arab Jews, Baqashot, Syrian Jewish Communities of the United States, Pizmonim

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Editorial Reviews - Jews and Judaism in Syria From the Publisher Chapters: Syrian Jews, Musta'arabi Jews, Arab Jews, Baqashot, Syrian Jewish Communities of the United States, Pizmonim, Weekly Maqam, Congregation Shaare Zion, Albert Antébi, Solomon Dwek, Syrian Cantors, Ades Synagogue, Simon Malley, Jack Marshall, Yisrael Hasson, Magen David Synagogue, Stella Levy, Eliyahu Sasson, Menachem Yedid, Sephardic Center of Mill Basin, Avraham Abaas, Yitzhak Galanti, Samuel Vital, Amnon Shamosh, Andreas Beltran, Moses Galante. Excerpt: Hebrew, Arabic, English A Jewish family in Damascus, pictured in their ancient Damascene home, in Ottoman Syria, 1901 Syrian Jews (Arabic: ) are Jews who inhabit the region of the modern state of Syria, and their descendants born outside Syria. Syrian Jews derive their origin from two groups: from the Jews who inhabited the region of today's Syria from ancient times (known as Musta'arabi Jews, and sometimes classified as Mizrahi Jews, a generic term for the Jews with an extended history in the Middle East or North Africa); and from the Sephardi Jews (referring to Jews with an extended history in the Iberian Peninsula, i.e. Spain and Portugal) who fled to Syria after the expulsion of the Jews from Spain (1492 CE). There were large communities in Aleppo and Damascus for centuries, and a smaller community in Qamishli on the Turkish border near Nusaybin. In the first half of the 20th century a large percentage of Syrian Jews emigrated to the U.S., Central and South America and Israel. Most of the remaining Jews left in the 28 years following 1973, due in part to the efforts of Judith Feld Carr, who claims to have helped some 3,228 Jews emigrate; emigration was officially allowed in 1992. Today there are about 25 Jews in Syria, all of them living in Damascus. The largest Syrian Jewish community i... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=5531820 Synopsis Chapters: Syrian Jews, Musta'arabi Jews, Arab Jews, Baqashot,
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9781157862369
Publisher: Books LLC
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Returnable: N
Spine Width: 8 mm
Width: 150 mm
ISBN-10: 1157862365
Publisher Date: 15 Sep 2010
Height: 226 mm
No of Pages: 126
Series Title: English
Weight: 195.22 gr
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