The Saint of Beersheba / Edition 1

The Saint of Beersheba / Edition 1

by Alex Weingrod
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791401391

ISBN-13: 9780791401392

Pub. Date: 02/28/1990

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Weingrod presents an anthropological study of the development of a new Jewish saint, or zaddik, in Israel and of the annual pilgrimage to his enshrined grave by thousands of North African Jews. It is the fascinating story of how Rabbi Chayim Chouri, an aged Tunisian rabbi, became famed as the “Saint of Beersheba,” after his death in the 1950s. The

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Overview

Weingrod presents an anthropological study of the development of a new Jewish saint, or zaddik, in Israel and of the annual pilgrimage to his enshrined grave by thousands of North African Jews. It is the fascinating story of how Rabbi Chayim Chouri, an aged Tunisian rabbi, became famed as the “Saint of Beersheba,” after his death in the 1950s. The author focuses upon the meaning of this event in the lives of the participants, and interprets the relevance of mystical-religious traditions to present-day Israeli society, politics, and culture. It includes a photographic essay that brilliantly evokes the joyful events that occur during the ritual and festivity of the pilgrimage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791401392
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
02/28/1990
Series:
Suny Series in Anthropology and Judaic Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Zaddik

2. Text

3. Performance

4. Process

5. Comparison

Notes
References
Figures
Index

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