The Creation of Festive Lore in a New Culture, 1882-1948
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.
Literacy and Identity among Young Orthodox Women in Israel
An investigation into the education of women in the religious Zionist community and its influence on Orthodox Judaism.
A Socio-Cultural Study
Provides basic musicological information about a vast variety of Middle Eastern musical genres within an ethnomusical context.
A Study of Black Identity and Self-Esteem
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.
The Jews from Aleppo, Syria
An interpretation of the historical experience of the Jewish community in Syria and in the other places to which Aleppan Jewry have immigrated.
A cultural look at the traditional health beliefs and practices of African Americans.
The Jewish "New Muslims" of Meshhed
This study documents the history, traditions, tales, customs, and institutions of the Jadid al-Islam—"New Muslims."
The Jews of Kurdistan is a unique historical document in that it presents a picture of Kurdish Jewish life and culture prior to World War II.
A revised edition containing new chapters on the Shekhina.