By Michael M. Laskier

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It is expected that European, and Israeli scholars will undertake further studies on the AIU's activities to provide a better understanding of the important Jewish communities of the Arab and Muslim world. In undertaking this task in January 1976 in partial fulfillment for the doc- Page 3 torate in the field of Modern Middle Eastern History at the University of California, Los Angeles, I collected archival data, interviewed former students and teachers, and consulted newspapers, manuscripts, statistical abstracts, articles, and books.

They mostly lived in northern Morocco (Tangier, Tetuan, Elksar, Larache, and Arzila); their presence was also quite visible in the coastal towns of Casablanca, Mazagan, Mogador, Safi, and others. The Castilians were more receptive to European ideas and their manners and customs differed from the rest of the Jewish population. They practiced monogamy. Their segment of the population offered the prime candidates for banking and commercial employment, and their family names included the following: Nahon, Toledano, Pinto, Pariente, Laredo, Elmaleh *.

The ORT-AIU Technical School of Aïn Sebaa 260 26. AIU pupils in Marrakesh, 1936 266 27. The AIU Girls' School of Tangier during the 1920s 267 28. The William Oualid AIU-Community School, 1952 268 29. Milk distribution at the Gourrama AIU School 272 30. Jewish children at Tazenakht 274 31. A sample of the Jewish program for the talmud * tora* schools based on the decisions of the educational reform commission 327 Page xv ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This book, an outgrowth of a doctoral dissertation presented at the History Department of the University of California, Los Angeles, was rewritten and revised under the auspices of the Diaspora Research Institute and the Department of History of the Jewish People, at Tel-Aviv University.

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