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Author Bilu, Yoram.

Title The saints' impresarios : dreamers, healers, and holy men in Israel's urban periphery / Yoram Bilu ; translated by Haim Watzman
Published Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (iv, 354 pages)
Series Israel, society, culture, and history
Israel (Boston, Mass.)
Contents The folk-veneration of saints in Morocco and Israel -- Dream portal -- Roots in the west : the cult of saints in Morocco -- From west to east : Moroccan jewry in Israel -- Native saints and immigrant saints : the sacred geography of Moroccan Jews in Israel -- Avraham Ben-Ayyim and Rabbi David u-Moshe -- A dream journey to the saint -- A saint in the next room : Rabbi David u-Moshe and the Ben-Ayyim family -- The abode of Rabbi David u-Moshe at the dawn of the 21st century -- Ya'ish O'ana, Elijah the prophet and the gate of paradise -- The road to paradise -- Dreamers in paradise -- Paradise lost -- Alu Ezra and Rabbi Avraham Aouriwar -- Early and late revelations -- Life-story as folktale the cinderella of Beit Shean -- Years later -- The folk veneration of saints in Morocco and Israel -- Esther Suissa and Rabbi Shimon bar-Yorai -- From patient to healer -- Written in the egg yolk : the healing art of female -- Saints' impresarios -- Esther and Rabbi Shimon : a return visit -- The cult of saints from a comparative perspective : symbol, narrative, gender, and identity -- Crosscutting stories : the saints' impresarios from a comparative perspective -- Personal symbols and mythic narratives -- Gender and sanctity : the female way to the Tsaddiq -- Migrating traditions : the historic timing and the "shelf life" of the new shrines -- The cult of saints as an Israeli and local phenomenon
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Jews, Moroccan -- Israel -- Social life and customs.
Shrines -- Israel.
Zaddikim -- Israel.
Zaddikim -- Morocco.
Form Electronic book
Author Watzman, Haim.
LC no. 2009050231
ISBN 1618110217 (electronic bk.)
9781618110213 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Shoshvine ha-ḳedoshim. English