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Author Weingrod, Alex.

Title The Saint of Beersheba / by Alex Weingrod ; [photography by Daniel Weingrod]
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [1990]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 148 pages) : illustrations
Series SUNY series in Israeli studies
SUNY series in Israeli studies.
Summary Jones traces the St. Nicholas legend from its origins in 4th c. Asia Minor through the Middle Ages to its form in 19th c. New York. A reprint of the 1978 original. Investigates the yearly pilgrimage and celebration at the grave of Rabbi Chayam Chouri (1885-1957), a Tunisian Jewish leader who emigrated to Israel in 1955. Weingrod (anthropology, Ben Gurion University, Beersheba, Israel) pursues historical and anthropological questions of sainthood and devotion in modern Israel. Includes photographs. Paper edition (unseen), $10.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 117-122) and index
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Subject Chouri, Chayim, -1957.
Jewish pilgrims and pilgrimages -- Israel -- Beersheba.
Zaddikim -- Africa, North -- Biography.
Zaddikim -- Israel -- Beersheba -- Biography.
Beersheba (Israel) -- Religious life and customs.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 89004047
ISBN 0585075956 (electronic bk.)
0791401383 (Trade Cloth)
0791401391 (print)
9780585075952 (electronic bk.)
9780791401392 (print)