“Disengaging from the Muslim Spirit”: The Alliance Israélite Universelle and Moroccan Jews

  title={“Disengaging from the Muslim Spirit”: The Alliance Isra{\'e}lite Universelle and Moroccan Jews},
  author={Peter Ferdinand Drucker},
  journal={Journal of Middle East Women's Studies},
  pages={23 - 3}
  • P. Drucker
  • Published 1 March 2015
  • History, Sociology
  • Journal of Middle East Women's Studies
The project of the French Alliance Israélite Universelle (AIU) in Morocco in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—to win social and political equality for Jews through European enlightenment—was intertwined with the French imperial project. Moroccan Jewish women were assigned, as mothers and wives, a special role in the AIU’s efforts: to help Jewish boys and men pursue commercial or professional careers in French-dominated society The AIU schools set out to win Moroccan Jews away… 
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