Lebanon’s Jewish Community

Fragments of Lives Arrested

  • Franck Salameh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  3. Franck Salameh
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 201-212

About this book


This book mines the early history of modern Lebanon, focusing on the country’s Jewish community and examining inter-Lebanese relations. It gives voice to personal testimonies, family archives, private papers, recollections of expatriate and resident Lebanese Jewish communities, as well as rarely tapped archival sources. With unique access to the Jewish communities in Lebanon and the Greater Middle East, the author presents both history and memory of Lebanon’s Jews, considering what, how, and why they choose to remember their Lebanese lives. The work retells the history of Lebanon by placing Lebanese Jews into the country’s narrative from the 1920s to 1970s, including an examination of the role they played in the construction of Lebanon’s multi-sectarian system.

Franck Salameh is Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies in the Department of Slavic and Eastern Languages and Literatures at Boston College, USA.


Lebanese Jews Diaspora Judaism Identity formation Sectarianism Middle East Memoir Dispossession Dispersion

Authors and affiliations

  • Franck Salameh
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  1. 1.Boston CollegeChestnut HillUSA

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