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Françoise Légey and Childbirth in Morocco

Jonathan G. Katz

In a tribute to the “Jewish” Marrakesh of days gone by, the memoirist Joseph Dadia notes that he and his six siblings were all born at what his mother called Dar Madame Logé. 1 This would have been the maternity hospital in Marrakesh established

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Instead of a Novel

Sophia Yablonska's Travelogues in the History of Modern Ukrainian Literature

Olena Haleta

–1935), traveled to Marrakesh inspired by Yablonska. Despite Yablonska's popularity, her lifestyle as well as her writing were seen as very unusual and even challenging for Galicia at that time. Sarcastic comments about her appeared in Ukrainian and Polish

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Aspects of Spanish Acculturation among Moroccan Jews

Moisés Orfali

for Tafilalt and its environs and Marrakesh, different families have different customs, that is, those who are descendants of the megorashim communities follow the custom cited. While among the other families, some follow the custom of the

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The Preservation and Continuation of Sephardi Art in Morocco

Shalom Sabar

Sefer ‘Oẓerot Ḥayyim by Rabbi Ḥayyim Vital (1542–1620), copied in Marrakesh in 1752 ( Figure 1 in the image section). The horseshoe arch is a typical Moorish arch familiar from the Islamic period in medieval Spain and popular in Morocco as well. It

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Defiant Deviance and Franco-Moroccan Cinema's Queer Representations of Masculinity

Lowry Martin

, Much Loved shows prostitutes partying in Marrakesh, speaking raunchy Arabic, and servicing wealthy Saudi clients; gay transvestite prostitutes; drug use; lesbian sex; sexual tourism; and police corruption. Like Taïa, Ayouch sees the cinema as a social

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Prelude to Colonialism

Moroccan Muslims and Jews through Western Lenses, 1860–1912

Michael M. Laskier

translated into popular protests and tribal arrests throughout the country. Anti-European manifestations expanded in 1907 into Marrakesh, resulting among other things in the brutal murder of the well-known French physician Emile Mauchamp. Despite Mauchamp

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Women's Lives in Colonial and Postcolonial Maghrib

Etty Terem

French physician, who worked in Marrakesh between 1910 and 1935. At her initiative, a maternity hospital and milk dispensary were established to serve the European community as well as Moroccan Muslims and Jews, and an ambitious project to train “modern

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Harold Bloom and William Shakespeare

The ‘Saints of Repetition’ and the Towers of Babel

Taoufiq Sakhkhane

and unseat its creator. For him, Shakespeare rehabilitated the pre-Babel state and accordingly made all subsequent writers mere ‘saints of repetition’, to use a phrase by Elias Canetti in his encapsulation of the voices of Marrakesh, who can only re

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The Battle of El Herri in Morocco

Narratives of Colonial Conquest during World War I

Caroline Campbell

slavery. While Lyautey argued that it was best to let the institution in Morocco simply die out, he did shut down a major slave market in Marrakesh in 1912, calling the selling of human beings an “unseemly exhibition.” 90 In this context, Laverdure

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From Casablanca to Houston

A Family Story

Julie Fette

integration had begun with Marcelle’s parents, who had been educated in French-speaking schools run by the Alliance israélite universelle but whose own parents spoke only Arabic in their hometown of Marrakesh. Marcelle’s parents were part of the first