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The Book of Mordechai: A Study of the Jews of Libya contains a translation of roughly half of Mordechai Hakohen's Highid Mordekhai, a Hebrew volume describing the history, customs and institutions of the Jews of Tripolitania, completed in Libya in the 1920s but first published by Harvey Goldberg in Jerusalem in 1978. For this English translation, Goldberg has rewritten and expanded his introduction so that it provides both historical background and biographical data on Hakohen. He has also appended a most valuable series of head notes and endnotes which both clarify and supplement the text.
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