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Staging and Stagers in Modern Jewish Palestine

The Creation of Festive Lore in a New Culture, 1882-1948

By Yaacov Shavit and Shoshana Sitton
Translated by Chaya Naor

By analyzing key aspects of Hebrew culture, this book adds new dimension to the anthropological, sociological, and historical studies dealing with folklore, rituals, and festivals.

Hardback
Published: August 2004
ISBN: 9780814328453
eBOOK
Published: August 2004
ISBN: 9780814341889

Next Year I Will Know More

Literacy and Identity among Young Orthodox Women in Israel

By Tamar El-Or
Translated by Haim Watzman

An investigation into the education of women in the religious Zionist community and its influence on Orthodox Judaism.

Hardback
Published: May 2002
ISBN: 9780814327722
eBOOK
Published: May 2002
ISBN: 9780814337783

Music in the World of Islam

A Socio-Cultural Study

Amnon Shiloah

Provides basic musicological information about a vast variety of Middle Eastern musical genres within an ethnomusical context.

Paperback
Published: August 2001
ISBN: 9780814329702

The Concept of Self

A Study of Black Identity and Self-Esteem

Richard L. Allen

The Concept of Self examines the historical basis for the widely misunderstood ideas of how African Americans think of themselves individually, and how they relate to being part of a group that has been subjected to challenges of their very humanity.

Hardback
Published: April 2001
ISBN: 9780814328989
eBOOK
Published: April 2001
ISBN: 9780814338315

A Global Community

The Jews from Aleppo, Syria

Walter P. Zenner

An interpretation of the historical experience of the Jewish community in Syria and in the other places to which Aleppan Jewry have immigrated.

Hardback
Published: May 2000
ISBN: 9780814327913

Walkin' Over Medicine

Loudell F. Snow

A cultural look at the traditional health beliefs and practices of African Americans.

Paperback
Published: February 1998
ISBN: 9780814327579
eBOOK
Published: February 1998
ISBN: 9780814337615

The Jews of Kurdistan

By Erich Brauer
Completed and Edited by Raphael Patai

The Jews of Kurdistan is a unique historical document in that it presents a picture of Kurdish Jewish life and culture prior to World War II.

Hardback
Published: August 1993
ISBN: 9780814323922

The Hebrew Goddess

Raphael Patai
Foreword by William G. Dever

A revised edition containing new chapters on the Shekhina.

Paperback
Published: September 1990
ISBN: 9780814322710
eBOOK
Published: September 1990
ISBN: 9780814338216

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