Jews of Algeria

ETHNONYMS: Maghrebi Jews (Arabic maghreb: west), North African Jews, Pieds-Noirs, Sephardic Jews, Sfardim


The emigrants to France following Algerian independence settled in large numbers in Paris and its suburbs, in the major cities of the Mediterranean coast, and in such cities as Bordeaux, Toulouse, and Lyon. Those who came from the Mzab chose the Alsatian city of Strasbourg, which had a strong Jewish community.


Bahloul, Joëlle (1983). Le culte de la table dressée: Rites et traditions de la table juive algérienne. Paris: A. M. Métailié.

Friedman, Elizabeth (1988). Colonialism and After: An Algerian Jewish Community. South Hadley, Mass.: Bergin & Garvey.

Hirschberg, H. Z. (1974-1981). A History of the Jews in North Africa. 2 vols. Leiden: E. J. Brill.


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