The Flying Camel

The Flying Camel

Essays on Identity by Women of North African and Middle Eastern Jewish Heritage

Book - 2003
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Many of us have stereotypes of what Jewish" looks like-and for many of us that image is white and European. Yet with the blossoming Jewish multiculturalism movement, led by the dynamic Loolwa Khazzoom, the myth of a "monolithic Jewish community" is about to be debunked. Focusing on the experiences of Jewish women of two rich and varied regions, At Home in Exile reveals the hidden worlds of Jewish women often misunderstood or maligned by both the cultures in which they live and the European-Jewish community. Stories include one woman and her family's flight from persecution in Libya, a writer's exploration of the category "Arab Jew," and a light-skinned, Moroccan-born woman trying to "pass" in order to gain acceptance among European Jews in Tehran. "
Publisher: New York : Seal Press ; [Emeryville, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2003
ISBN: 9781580050951
Call Number: 305.4869 F678
Characteristics: xv, 255 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Khazzoom, Loolwa


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Jewish women from Morocco to Iran explore issues of ethnicity, gender and identity in this anthology.

Exploding the stereotypes of who Jewish women are, this collection introduces the stories of Jewish women from the Arab and North African worlds.

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