Once a thriving community, by the late 1980s, 240,000 Jews had emigrated from Morocco. Today fewer than 4,000 Jews remain. Despite a centuries-long presence, the Jewish narrative in Moroccan history has largely been suppressed through national historical amnesia, Jewish absence, and a growing dismay over the Palestinian conflict. 'Memories of Absence' investigates how four successive generations remember the lost Jewish community.
Writing the periphery : colonial narratives of Moroccan Jewish hinterlands Outside the mellah : market, law, and Muslim-Jewish encounters Inside the mellah : education and the creation of a Saharan Jewish center "Little Jerusalems" without Jews : Muslim memories of Jewish anxieties and emigration Shadow citizens : Jews in independent Morocco Between hearsay, jokes, and the Internet : youth debate Jewish Morocco.
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph Includes bibliographical references and index.