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Scattered Among The Nations

Author: Bryan Schwartz
Publisher: Weldon Owen
ISBN: 1681881659
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With vibrant photographs and intricate stories Scattered Among the Nations tells the story of the world’s most isolated Jewish communities in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Former Soviet Union and the margins of Europe. Over 2,000 years ago, a shipwreck left seven Jewish couples stranded off India’s Konkan Coast, south of Bombay. Those hardy survivors stayed, built a community, and founded one of the fascinating groups described in this book—the Bene Israel of India’s Maharasthra Province. This story is unique, but it is not unusual. We have all heard the phrase “the lost tribes of Israel,” but never has the truth and wonder of the Diaspora been so lovingly and richly illustrated. To create this amazing chronicle of faith and resilience, the authors visited Jews in 30 countries across five continents, hearing origin stories and family histories that stretch back for millennia.

Scattered Tribe

Author: Ben Frank
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762777478
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This book is an odyssey to discover exotic Jewish communities around the world––a road map of travel and adventure set in such locals as Russia (including Siberia), Tahiti, Vietnam, Myanmar, India, Cuba, Morocco, Algeria, and Israel.

Women In Medicine

Author: Ted Grant
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 1552979067
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A photographic tribute to women medical professionals. An introduction traces women's role in medicine from ancient Egypt to the present, the book is striking unposed and candid photographs and memorable quotes, historic and contemporary.

The Jews Of Modern France

Author: Paula Hyman
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520209257
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Adapted their Judaism to the pragmatic and ideological demands of the time.

Jews Of The Amazon

Author: Ariel Segal Freilich
Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
ISBN: 9780827606692
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A fascinating study of a Jewish community in one of the world’s most isolated places: the heart of the Peruvian Amazon.

Scattered Among The Peoples

Author: Allan Levine
Publisher: Overlook Books
ISBN: 9781585676064
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A history of twelve defining moments in the Jewish Diaspora offers a human perspective on eight hundred years of persecution and forced migration, focusing on twelve individuals who witnessed some of its key events. Reprint.

Jewish Communities In Exotic Places

Author: Ken Blady
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0765761122
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Jewish Communities in Exotic Places examines seventeen Jewish groups that are referred to in Hebrew as edot ha-mizrach, Eastern or Oriental Jewish communities. These groups, situated in remote places on the Asian and African Jewish geographical periphery, became isolated from the major centers of Jewish civilization over the centuries and embraced some interesting practices and aspects of the dominant cultures in which they were situated.

Scattered Pictures

Author: Zaid Shākir
Publisher: NID Publishers
ISBN: 9780970284358
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The issues dealt with in Scattered Pictures: Reflections of An American Muslim are approached from an Islamic analytical framework. It has been one of the goals of the Zaytuna Institute, to use the deep reservoir of traditional Islamic knowledge to provide insight into and solutions for Muslims' contemporary condition. By traditional Islamic knowledge, Imam Zaid Shakir refers not only to the Qur'an and the prophetic tradition (Sunna), but also to the wealth of jurisprudential and exegetical writings that have helped insure the historic integrity and continuity of the Islamic project. He also refers to the methodological tools that have allowed for a flexible, practical, and dynamic application of Islamic law. Only by Muslims immersing themselves in that reservoir will they be capable of making an intelligible contribution toward addressing the challenging issues of our times.