Orot Israel College is proud to announce the publication of the second volume of the "Libi BaMizrach" Annual Scientific Conference.
The topic is "Jewry in Islamic Lands-Return to the State of Israel."
The second "Libi BaMizrach" International Scientific Research Conference discussed "Jews from Islamic Countries - Homecoming to the State of Israel" and was hosted at Orot Israel College's Rechovot campus on May 9, 2018. Over 200 people attended the conference that was led by Rav Dr. Rachimi and other dignitaries included, Dr. Aviad Hacohen, Dr. Dror Hovra, Dr. Yossi Londin, Prof. Shaul Regev, Prof. Shmuel Terigno, Dr. Elisheva Shitreet and other Middle East Jewry researchers.
Topics of discussion included: Jewry from Moslem countries on the eve of the Israeli War of Independence, Zionism in Morocco from personal and literary perspectives, the absorption of new immigrants from Morocco, the Jews of Uzbekistan during the Soviet era and their Aliyah to Israel, mass Aliyah from Yemen, and more.
Noted historians and Middle Eastern Jewry researchers examined the immense contribution of Olim from Islamic countries since the establishment of Israel, in various areas that included, religion, emunah, Torah and culture. From a Zionist perspective, many settlements were established by these new immigrants and played an important part in the development and survival of the newly declared State of Israel.
To read the abstracts of the following articles please click on the article.
- Zionism and Egyptian Nationalism: The De Menasce, Mosseri, and other Notable Families during the Twentieth Century by Dr. Eli Goldstein
- The Journey of the Jews of North Yemen to Israel under the Leadership of Rabbi David Zadok Halevi by Prof. Aharon Gaimani
- The Contribution of the Scholars of Morocco to the Development of Constitutional Jewish Law by Prof. Aviad Hacohen
- A Moment Before The Exile The Conceptualization of the Forgotten Contemporary Political History of the Sephardi World by Prof. Shmuel Trigano
- Unknown Legends Concerning the Jews of the Northern Caucasus and Their Relationships with Muslims by Prof. Rina Lapidus
- Messianism and Zionism in the Aliya of Iraqi Jews to Israel by Prof. Shaul Regev
- Rabbi Joshua Moshe – First Sephardic Rabbi of the City of Givatayim ,A Chapter in the History of the Sephardic Rabbinite in the State of Israel by Prof. Ben Zion Rosenfeld
- The Development of Alliance Israelite Education in Marrakesh and its Influence on Community Life by Dr. Elisheva Chetrit
- Dialogue with the Tradition in Families of Georgian Immigrants in Israel by Prof. Rachel Sharaby