SUNY series in Anthropology and Judaic Studies

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Let Shepherding Endure

Addresses how shepherding communities in Israel and the Middle East might be preserved.

Voices of Yugoslav Jewry

Emphasizes the role of history in shaping Yugoslav Jewish identity.

Grasping Land

Examines the discourses and experiences associated with space and place in contemporary Israel.

Ashkenazi Jews in Mexico

An account of the life of the Ashkenazi Jews in Mexico in this century highlights the intersection of cultural and political international problems, shedding light on the contemporary condition of minorities the world over.

The Non-Jewish Origins of the Sephardic Jews

The author uses linguistic, ethnographic, and historical evidence to support his theory that the origins of Sephardic Jews are predominantly Berber and Arab.

New World Hasidim

A collection of essays that examines the culture, politics, and social structure of Hasidic Jewish life.

New Horizons in Sephardic Studies

This book contains the most recent research in the intrinsically interdisciplinary field of Sephardic Studies. It provides new insights into Sephardic history, culture, folklore, languages, music, and ...

Managing Change in Old Age

This book is an ethnographic study of an old age home in Israel that sheds light on the existential experience of elderly retirees. Hazan looks carefully at the universal concerns of old age, specifically ...

Communal Webs

This book brings together insights derived from a detailed exploration of Israeli cultural patterns of communication, highlighting their role in the processes of culture formation, maintenance, and change. ...

The Saint of Beersheba

Weingrod presents an anthropological study of the development of a new Jewish saint, or zaddikin Israel and of the annual pilgrimage to his enshrined grave by thousands of North African Jews. It is the ...

Persistence and Flexibility

Using a variety of anthropological approaches, the authors illustrate how the Jewish identity has persisted in the United States despite great subcultural variation and a wide range of adaptations. Within ...

Judaism Viewed from Within and from Without

Judaism Viewed from Within and from Without presents three themes. The first applies anthropological analyses to classic textual material in Judaism, the second presents studies of different expressions ...