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Triple Exposure: Three Photography Exhibitions (1999)

Triple Exposure: Three Photography Exhibitions (1999)

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ROOTS AND MEMORY: A PORTRAIT OF THE LAST MOROCCAN JEWS OF THE ATLAS AND SAHARA
Photographs by Elias Harrus

Elias Harrus's evocative photographs and commentary form a rare and striking portrait of the little-known rural Jewish communities of the Atlas Mountains and Saharan oases. Here for over 1,000 years Jews and Muslim Berbers (who were the first known inhabitants of North Africa) coexisted, sharing customs and profound socioeconomic ties while maintaining distinct religious identities. Taken in the 1940s and 19 50s, just before the Jewish populace largely emigrated for Israel, these photographs capture the daily life of these traders, artisans, and peasants.
Harrus, born in the Atlas region, directs the Alliance Israélite Universelle in Morocco.

STILL HERE: THE JEWS OF THE PALE OF SETTLEMENT
Photographs by Peggy Myers

Since the fall of Communist rule in 1989- 90, there has been a renaissance of Jewish life in the old Pale of Settlement, that territory stretching from the Baltic to the Black Sea to which czarist Russia's Jews were confined in the late 18th - 19th centuries. The area remains, despite persecutions, emigration, and the Holocaust, home to most of the former Soviet Union's nearly two million Jews. Peggy Myers'photographs movingly document the widespread and thriving community-based Jewish educational, cultural, religious, and welfare organizations- many aided by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee- blossoming in the region today.
ROOTS AND MEMORY: A PORTRAIT OF THE LAST MOROCCAN JEWS OF THE ATLAS AND SAHARA
Photographs by Elias Harrus

Elias Harrus's evocative photographs and commentary form a rare and striking portrait of the little-known rural Jewish communities of the Atlas Mountains and Saharan oases. Here for over 1,000 years Jews and Muslim Berbers (who were the first known inhabitants of North Africa) coexisted, sharing customs and profound socioeconomic ties while maintaining distinct religious identities. Taken in the 1940s and 19 50s, just before the Jewish populace largely emigrated for Israel, these photographs capture the daily life of these traders, artisans, and peasants.
Harrus, born in the Atlas region, directs the Alliance Israélite Universelle in Morocco.

STILL HERE: THE JEWS OF THE PALE OF SETTLEMENT
Photographs by Peggy Myers

Since the fall of Communist rule in 1989- 90, there has been a renaissance of Jewish life in the old Pale of Settlement, that territory stretching from the Baltic to the Black Sea to which czarist Russia's Jews were confined in the late 18th - 19th centuries. The area remains, despite persecutions, emigration, and the Holocaust, home to most of the former Soviet Union's nearly two million Jews. Peggy Myers'photographs movingly document the widespread and thriving community-based Jewish educational, cultural, religious, and welfare organizations- many aided by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee- blossoming in the region today.

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Published by: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life on Feb 06, 2014
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