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Jews of Arab and Islamic Countries
Jews of Arab and Islamic Countries
By Heskel M. Haddad
Shengold, 1985, 167 pp.

After brief treatment of the origins and history of Sephardic Jewish communities in the Islamic world and beyond, and of the events which brought so many of them to Israel after 1948, the author turns his attention to the gap between the two major segments of Israeli society today and the pressing need to reduce and close it. Not a detailed, data-based technical study, the book treats the problem generally but not superficially, fairly but with special concern for the Sephardic community. Dr. Haddad, educated in Iraq and Israel, is a New York physician and president of the World Organization for Jews from Arab Countries in the U.S.