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Title Jewish Libya : memory and identity in text and image / edited by Jacques Roumani, David Meghnagi, and Judith Roumani.
Imprint Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, 2018.
Edition First edition.

Series Modern Jewish history
Modern Jewish history.
Subject Jews -- Libya -- History.
Jews -- Libya -- Civilization.
Jews -- Libya -- Social life and customs.
Jewish women -- Libya.
Jews -- Libya -- Interviews.
Alt Name Roumani, Jacques,
Meghnagi, David,
Roumani, Judith,
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 321 pages).
Edition First edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents History -- The Jewish revolt against the Romans in Cyrenaica, 115-117 CE : archaeological evidence, causes, and course of the revolt / Shimon Applebaum -- Libyan Jews in the Islamic Arab and Ottoman periods / Maurice M. Roumani -- Folkways, language, habitat -- Mafrum, haraimi, tebiha, bsisa, and other culinary specialities : tastes, symbols, and meaning / Hamos Guetta -- Tradition with modernity : from Ottoman times (1835-1911) to Italian encounters (1900- ) / Harvey E. Goldberg -- Libyan Judeo-Arabic : the Arabic dialect and the Judeo-Arabic of the Jews of Tripoli / Sumikazu Yoda -- The vanishing landscape : a retrospective glance at the topos of Libyan Jews / Jack Arbib -- Women -- Libyan Jewish women as a marginalized vanguard in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries / Rachel Simon -- Libyan Jewish women in Italy and Israel today / Gheula Canarutto Nemni and Judith Roumani -- Voices -- Life interrupted : interviews with Jews of Libyan origin / Vivienne Roumani-Denn -- Growing up Jewish in Benghazi : an interview with Samuele Zarrugh / Jacques Roumani -- Sufferings -- Violence and the liturgical/literary tradition : joining the chorus while retaining your voice / Harvey E. Goldberg -- Yossi Sucary's novel Benghazi : Bergen-Belsen in the context of North African Jewish literature of the Holocaust / Judith Roumani -- Libyan Jews between memory and history / David Meghnagi.
Summary This anthology brings together the work of a range of distinguished scholars to provide a contextual understanding of Jewish Libya. In highlighting important aspects of this now-fragmented culture and society, this collections seeks to commemorate, celebrate, and preserve vital elements of the Libyan Jewish heritage and evoke an inter-generational exchange among the 200,000 Jews of Libyan origin worldwide.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 02, 2018).
ISBN 9780815654278 (electronic book)
0815654278 (electronic book)
9780815635628 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
OCLC # 1031413171
Additional Format Print version: Jewish Libya. First edition. Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, 2018 9780815635628 (DLC) 2018012695

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