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Jewish Folktales from Morocco

Tales of Seha the Sage and Seha the Clown

; Annette B. Fromm (Introduksjon)

Seha, the traditional wise man-fool in Jewish Morocco is a popular fictional hero in simple yet rich tales, playful yet witty enough to provide life lessons with commitment to social fairness and mutual respect. Les mer
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Seha, the traditional wise man-fool in Jewish Morocco is a popular fictional hero in simple yet rich tales, playful yet witty enough to provide life lessons with commitment to social fairness and mutual respect. In this collection of tales, the authors introduce readers to their grandparents and the teaching they imparted. Through humorous Seha tales, the authors transmit deeply engrained Jewish values, accentuated in accompanying socio-historical commentaries which shed light on the evolution of Seha as a popular fictional hero as well as on processes of social change and modernization experienced by Moroccan Jews, who were influenced by movements in three nations that impact their identity, namely Israel, France, and Morocco.

Fakta

Innholdsfortegnelse

List of Figures

Acknowledgments

Introduction: Seha, A Man for All Seasons

Part One: Tales of Seha the Sage

Chapter One: Seha at Rabbi A'mar's Rock

Chapter Two: Seha the Beggar, Elijah, and Charity

Chapter Three: Charity and Education in the Moroccan Interior

Chapter Four: Tales of Compassion and Gossip

Chapter Five: Population Surveys and Birth Registers

Chapter Six: Modesty and Happiness

Chapter Seven: Love and Compassion

Chapter Eight: Prestige and Social Stratification

Chapter Nine: Mutual Help and Reciprocity

Chapter Ten:Mutual Aid Organizations

Chapter Eleven: Amulets and Good Fortune

Chapter Twelve: French Education, Urbanization, and Modernization

Chapter Thirteen: Dar al Makhzen, House of Government and Dar a Siba, House of Rebellion

Chapter Fourteen: Craftsmen and Priests in Aghamat

Chapter Fifteen: Yearning for Redemption in Jewish Morocco

Chapter Sixteen: Pilgrimages, Sainthood, and Miracle Making

Chapter Seventeen: Artistic Creation and the Moroccan Jewish Diaspora

Chapter Eighteen: Jewish Immigration from Morocco to the Holy Land

Chapter Nineteen: The Karaites and Ephraimites in Morocco

Chapter Twenty: On Peace and Justice

Part Two: Tales of Seha the Clown

Chapter Twenty-One: The Love for Three Oranges

Chapter Twenty-Two: Spoken and Written Words

Chapter Twenty-Three: Moroccan Cuisine

Chapter Twenty-Four: Wisdom and Poverty

Chapter Twenty-Five: Inequality, Mutual Aid, and Social Justice

Chapter Twenty-Six: Social Change and Modernization

Chapter Twenty-Seven: Seha the Clown

Conclusion

Bibliography

Index

About the Authors

Om forfatteren

Annette B. Fromm is an associate editor and review editor of the online journal Sephardic Horizons.

Marc Eliany is the chairman and founder of the Jewish Moroccan Museum and Archive.