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Across Legal LinesJews and Muslims in Modern Morocco$
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Jessica M. Marglin

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780300218466

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300218466.001.0001

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(p.197) Epilogue
Across Legal Lines

Jessica M. Marglin

Yale University Press

This concluding chapter returns to the Assarraf family, tracing some of the descendants' trajectories out of Morocco and across the Moroccan-Jewish diaspora to France, Israel, and the United States. In reflecting on the departure of the vast majority of Morocco's Jews for Israel, Europe, and the Americas, the chapter reinserts law into the broader story of Jews' experience in modern North Africa. The far-flung traces of Jews' legal lives in nineteenth-century Morocco tell a story about mobility in the context of inequality, about integration in the face of high social and legal barriers, and about the deceptions of colonial modernity. The chapter also considers how these stories make us rethink the nature of interreligious relations and the place of law in both transcending and reinforcing hierarchies of difference.

Keywords:   Assarrafs, Assarraf family, Moroccan-Jewish diaspora, Moroccan Jews, modern North Africa, Jews' legal lives, interreligious relations, law

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