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From Forced Conversion to Marranism

Crypto-Jews in Morocco and Their Fate

Paul B. Fenton

discrimination and even persecution. A full understanding of their embittered condition necessitates harping back to the earlier history of the Maghreb and Muslim Spain. Persecution of non-Muslims reached its peak in 1148 when the particularly intolerant rule

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Ludivine Broch

, it nonetheless reduces “the complexity and diversity” of their experiences. 15 What happened to the colonials living in Vichy France during the Occupation? How many were stranded in the metropole? Were they affected by persecution? Were 99 percent

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W. S. F. Pickering

Prolegomena Four caveats have to be entered at the outset. The first is that the term persecution is hard to define in a way that covers phenomena which some scholars would want to include, especially in the light of recent historical events. One calls to mind words commonly associated with phenomena of the past - martyrdom, massacre, torture, jihad. But in modern times further terms are crying for inclusion in a definition of persecution - the Holocaust, ethnic cleansing, genocide, communal violence, physical abuse, the violation of human rights. The task of trying to find a definition of persecution which would cover these and other terms is complex and demanding. It raises such difficult issues that some might want to argue that the diverse nature of phenomena that could be included under the concept of persecution makes the task of definition impossible. Indeed, the word persecution, some might go so far as to assert, is best abandoned as a workable concept. Since these issues are so large, they have to receive special attention which is beyond the scope of this paper.

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The Christian Right and Refugee Rights

The Border Politics of Anti-communism and Anti-discrimination in South Korea

Angie Heo

of the nation-state. This commitment to human rights is also embedded in the proposed anti-discrimination bill, to the extent that the bill specifies causes and categories of social persecution and minoritarian discrimination. Consequently, any appeal

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Melissa Raphael, Dorothea Magonet, and Frank Dabba Smith

the Afterword: ‘I made one more tapestry. I called it Loss. But I could have called it “radical acceptance” or even tranquillity … ’ (p. 76). Review Essay Marc Saperstein, Agony in the Pulpit: Jewish Preaching in Response to Nazi Persecution

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The Concept of the Victim in Midrashic Literature

In Memory of Sheila Shulman, who Loved Midrash

Joanna Weinberg

were fulfilled … Moses, too, was persecuted just as Jesus was persecuted … This extract from Aphrahat’s elaborate and eloquent homily ‘On Persecution’ bears much affinity to the rabbinic texts A response to persecution, it may also reflect debate

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Hilary Pomeroy

doubted and they have been treated with persecution, scorn and distrust. The arrival of Spanish Jews after the pogroms in much of Spain in 1391 and following the 1492 Expulsion was to have a far-reaching effect on Jewish life in Morocco, and the next

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Cornelia Wilhelm

During the night of 9 November 1938, the persecution of the Jewish communities in Germany reached a new level with the systematic and physical destruction of property, the elimination of intellectual and business leadership, and the demolition of

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Ethnographic witnessing

Or, hope is the first anthropological emotion

Carole McGranahan

for, as it requires not only testifying to political conditions in an applicant's host country but also being a witness to their often horrific experiences of political persecution. Serving as an expert witness in political asylum court is a form of

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Pierre Makhlouf

support and reducing support to below the poverty level have been aimed at reducing numbers of asylum seekers, people whom the media identified as economic migrants simply seeking a better life and not fleeing persecution. The criminalization of migrants