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First and foremost, my thanks go to my informants. Though they shall remain nameless throughout this article, I am grateful to them for having shared with me their memories and thoughts. Steven Kaplan, Harvey Goldberg and Galit Hasan-Rokem supported the writing of this paper, offering important and much appreciated comments on earlier drafts. The fieldwork was funded by the Shaine Centre for Research in the Social Sciences and the Centre for the Integration of Oriental Jewish Heritage.