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The author of this article points out the different aspects of Jewish history in Egypt. The post-Camp David Israeli-Egyptian relations are often described as “cold peace.” This reconsideration of history is needed to stress the Arabs’ right to restore their dignity and not to keep pace with the...
Last year, Jews all over the world celebrated the 800th anniversary of the death of Jewish scholar Musa Ibn Maymun, who is universally considered the most important Jewish thinker in the last 2,000 years.
Writer Muhammad Abu al-Ghār has authored a book about Egyptian Jews, detecting their history from their very beginnings until their departure from Egypt. The book puts the number of Jews who lived in Egypt for several centuries at nearly 10,000 and most of them have lived in the Hāra al-Yahoud [...
Celebrating the Passover, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported an alliance of 20 organizations of the Jews from Egyptian origin, in Israel and around the world, on the demand to save the Jewish legacy in Cairo and Alexandria.
The article discusses the contents of the Jewish Cabala and the Gnostic concepts it dealt with. Among these concepts are allusions or concealment, divinity and transmigration.
Victor Nehemias, who spent half his life in Egypt and is now in his seventies, recently published a book called “The man who was born twice: The story of an Egyptian Jew who emigrated to Israel.” Nehemias writes that he is a victim of the Arab-Israeli conflict that transformed him from being an...
Jews in Egypt are made up of two main ethnic groups, Ashkenazim, Eastern European Jews, and Sefardim, Jews who lived in the East. The latter group is less sympathetic toward the Zionist movement, and they do not differ from the rest of the Egyptians in terms of language, dialect, features or...
The Administrative Judiciary Court of Alexandria cancelled the celebration of the mulid of the Jewish rabbi Abu Hasera and annulled a decree from the Minister of Culture, which considered the tomb of Abu Hasera to be one of the Egyptian Coptic and Islamic monuments. It also refused to allow the...
The Egyptian Administrative Judiciary Court set the session of September 5 for giving their ruling regarding the lawsuit that was filed to cancel the celebration of the mulid of the Jewish rabbi, Abu Hasera, and for the removal of his mortal remains from the country.
There was discrepancy between the news published about the celebration of the mulid of Abu Hasera. Al-Qahira wrote that Israel did not cancel the mulid. This statement quoted the Israeli newspapers, which in turn quoted the official statement of the Israeli Embassy in Cairo. Al-Gomhoriyya reported...
The agreement of the Egyptian government to celebrate the mulid of Abu Hasera led to a crisis between it and members of parliament. The members representing Baheira said that the government’s agreement to hold the mulid after it had previously cancelled it challenged the feelings of the Egyptians...
The Ministry of Waqfs received a letter from the head of the Jewish community, donating all Jewish possessions to the Ministry. The decision was made because there were no Jewish readers left in Egypt and because she had suffered many blackmail attempts.
As always, Israel tries to divert the attention from important issues to marginal ones. This time it brings to the surface the case of the Jewish properties in Egypt, which were left behind, following the departure of their owners in the 1940s and 1950s. Akhar Saa’ met the Jewish woman who is...
The village of Demtawa, which is one of the villages of the governorate of Al-Bahari, has a story with the Jews. In this village is the tomb of Abu Hasera which receives many pilgrims each year to celebrate the anniversary of his birth. What we want to know is the truth of Abu Hasera. Was he really...
Subtitles: *The main reason for selling the synagogue is because of a lack of people attending for prayers *The contract stipulates that the synagogue must not be turned into a mosque or church *The head of the Jewish community claims "we have not received any help from Israel" Usama Khalid begins...
Myths are a basic feature of the Israeli community. There is not a single Israeli who can start his or her day without knowing his fortune from his or her fortuneteller in the morning. The Israeli television gives special care to those confidence men, and gives them a lot of air time during the...
In spite of the passing of thousands of years since the Israelites left Egypt, a number of them still live there. They refuse to emigrate to Israel, in spite of the offers given to them by Israelis and Jewish organizations. It is funny, however, that this small number of Egyptian Jews still...
The Jewish state started to look for the decreasing number of Egyptian Jews, who have refused to immigrate to Israel. They preferred to stay in Egypt in order to maintain the synagogues. The case was reopened after the publishing last week of a feature in "Ma’aref" newspaper about the situation and...
"We are not in need of assuring our belief in the heavenly books and all the stories mentioned in them. We believe in what the Holy Qur’an mentioned about the story of the Jews’ departure from Egypt and how they accompanied Moses to escape the tyranny of the pharaoh."
Book review of a book on the history of Egypt’s Jewish communities during the Mameluke era. While the Jews were in some ways isolated in the wider society and retained a sense of being apart from the larger communities in which they lived, they were nevertheless closely involved in all aspects of...

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