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From Forced Conversion to Marranism

Crypto-Jews in Morocco and Their Fate

Paul B. Fenton


This article traces the history of the forced conversion of Jews to Islam in al-Andalus and Morocco from the Middle Ages to modern times. An account is given of the various discriminative measures and even persecution to which Jewish converts were exposed. Indeed, even though they became with time sincere and learned Muslims, just as the Marranos in Christian Spain, the sincerity of their conversion was doubted and they were constantly accused of the negative traits attributed to the Jews. The article also discusses a recently discovered defence of the New Muslims authored by an Islamic scholar of Jewish origin which throws new light on the fate of these converts.

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Intimacy, Cooperation and Ambivalence

Social, Economic and Cultural Interaction between Jews and Berbers in Morocco

Joseph Yossi Chetrit

Mamlacha Yehudit Agadit Be’ˁEmek Dar'a (Maroko) Ve'Hahadrat Girsaˀot Shel Ha'Chronika’ [Religious Polemics and the Invention of Jewish History: A Study of the Chronicle of a Legendary Jewish Kingdom in Darˁa Valley (Morocco) and the Compilation of Various

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Enis Sulstarova

Jews infidels (a term used above all in religious polemics and in military and political conflicts). In peacetime, Islamic societies generally showed considerable tolerance toward other Abrahamic religions. Another issue hotly debated nowadays is the