Brides and Betrothals: Jewish Wedding Rituals in Afghanistan (Softcover)

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Learn about the unique experience of Jews in Afghanistan with this incredible book from the Israel Museum:

  • Titled and Brides and Betrothals: Jewish Weddings in Afghanistan to portray the rituals of the community.
  • This group of Jews nearly entirely emigrated to Israel in the mid 20th century.
  • Amazing compilation for someone who loves Jewish history in your life! 

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This wonderful and richly illustrated book features one of the smaller ethnic communities that comprise the multicolored fabric of Israeli society. The rituals of the wedding serve as a window opening onto the public and private lives and customs of the small Jewish community of Afghanistan, which emigrated to Israel almost in its entirety in the early years of Israeli statehood. This book was prepared for an exhibition at the Israel Museum and show the richness of the rituals and ceremonies which illustrate the traditions of the community.


Edited by No'am Bar'am-Ben Yossef

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1998

1997, Softcover, 136 pgs.

94 color and 31 black and white photographs and illustrations

Size: 8.2" X 10.8"
Language: English

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