While historical literacy links via the work of the great medieval Jewish thinker Saadia Gao or the literary work of the so-called Golden Age in Spain are not ignored, the main focus of this work is the modern period. The situation of the Jews and their relationship with their Arab neighbours in Lebanon, Yemen, Tunisia, Morocco and Israel/Palestine are covered in his volume.
'Each chapter makes for fascinating reading. This academic collection is an important addition to the study of Moslem-Jewish relations.' - Jerusalem Post