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The Hyena People: Ethiopian Jews in Christian Ethiopia (Contraversions: Critical Studies in Jewish Literature, Culture, and Society)-Hagar Salamon

  • Title: The Hyena People: Ethiopian Jews in Christian Ethiopia (Contraversions: Critical Studies in Jewish Literature, Culture, and Society)
  • Author: Hagar Salamon
  • Released: 1999-12-07
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  • Pages: 168
  • ISBN: 0520219015
  • ISBN13: 978-0520219014
  • ASIN: 0520219015

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Review "A fascinating book on an intricate subject: the relations on different levels (social, economic, emotional, psychological and symbolic) between the Beta Israel and their Christian Ethiopian neighbors, in whose midst they lived as a generally tolerated, but also feared and distrusted, minority. . . . Not only does Ms. Salamon convincingly portray a community deeply Jewish in its posture toward the outside world, she also paints a picture of fragile Jewish-Christian co-existence that, undermined by circumstances, could easily have led to the eruption of serious anti-Jewish violence and persecution. Psychologically and emotionally, the Beta Israel, whatever their origin, were Jews in every respect. They left for Israel not a moment too soon."--"Jewish Forward

About the Author Hagar Salamon is a Lecturer in the Department of Jewish and Comparative Folklore at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. pdf
 
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