By Aomar Boum

there's a Moroccan announcing: A industry with no Jews is like bread with no salt. as soon as a thriving group, through the overdue Eighties, 240,000 Jews had emigrated from Morocco. at the present time, fewer than 4,000 Jews stay. regardless of a centuries-long presence, the Jewish narrative in Moroccan historical past has principally been suppressed via nationwide historic amnesia, Jewish absence, and a transforming into dismay over the Palestinian clash.
Memories of Absence investigates how 4 successive generations be mindful the misplaced Jewish group. Moroccan attitudes towards the Jewish inhabitants have replaced over the a long time, and a brand new debate has emerged on the middle of the Moroccan kingdom: the place does the Jew slot in the context of an Arab and Islamic monarchy? Can Jews concurrently be Moroccans and Zionists? Drawing on oral testimony and tales, on rumor and humor, Aomar Boum examines the robust shift in opinion and perspective over the generations and more and more anti-Semitic ideals in more youthful humans, whose in basic terms publicity to Jews has been via overseas media and nationwide memory.

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