Ya'akov Yosef
Ya'akov Yosef (Hebrew: יעקב יוסף‎, 18 October 1946 – 12 April 2013) was an Israeli rabbi and former politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Shas between 1984 and 1988.
Maurice Cohen
Maurice Cohen (1927—2006) was a cryptographer for Mossad. His older brother was the celebrated Israeli spy Eli Cohen. He discovered his brother's identity through his decryption work.Born in Egypt to ...
Shlomo Cohen-Tzidon
Shlomo Cohen-Tzidon (Hebrew: שלמה כהן-צידון‎, 15 February 1923 - 16 February 2012) was an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Gahal and the Free Centre between 1966 ...
Castellazzo family
The Castellazzo family was an Italian-Jewish family who settled at the beginning of the sixteenth century in Cairo, where several members occupied the rabbinate with distinction. The most important fa...
Ben-Zion Halfon
Ben-Zion Halfon (Hebrew: בן-ציון חלפון‎, 1930 – 21 September 1977) was an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for the Alignment between 1969 and 1977.
Born in Tripol...
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Benny Lévy
Benny Lévy (also Pierre Victor; 1945–2003) was a philosopher, political activist and author. A political figure of May 1968 in France, he was the disciple and last personal secretary of Jean-Paul Sart...
Mounir Mourad
Mounir Mourad (Arabic: منير مراد‎ January 13, 1922 - October 17, 1981) was an Egyptian artist, singer, actor, and distinguished composer of lighthearted songs. His compositions included duet...
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History of the Jews in Mauritania
History of the Jews in Mauritania spans from as early as the fall of the Jewish state in 70 BCE. They spread throughout the Roman Empire, including the province of Mauritania raising cattle, farming, ...
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Frija Zoaretz
Frija Zoaretz (Arabic: فريجا زوأرتس‎; Hebrew: פריג'א זוארץ‎, 7 December 1907 – 30 April 1993) was an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for the National Relig...
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Lucette Lagnado
Lucette Lagnado is an Egyptian-born American journalist and memoirist. She is a reporter for the Wall Street Journal.Lagnado attended P.S. 205 in Bensonhurst Brooklyn, New York City, and is a graduate...
Elijah Benamozegh
Elijah Benamozegh, sometimes Elia or Eliyahu, (born 1822; died February 6, 1900) was an Italian rabbi and a noted Kabbalist, highly respected in his day as one of Italy's most eminent Jewish scholars....
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Yaqub Sanu
Yaqub Sanu (1839-1912) (Arabic: يعقوب صنوع‎ yaʿqūb ṣannūʿ), also known as James Sanua (Arabic: چمس سانووا‎), was a Jewish journalist, Egyptian nationalist and playwright. He was al...
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Ben-Zion Rubin
Ben-Zion Rubin (Hebrew: בן-ציון רובין‎, born 6 January 1939) is a former Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for the National Religious Party and Tami between 1977 and 1...
Moisés Naím
Moisés Naím (born July 5, 1952) is a Distinguished Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, an internationally syndicated columnist whose writings are published by leading papers worl...
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Bat Ye'or
Bat Ye'or (Hebrew: בת יאור‎, meaning "daughter of the Nile") is a pseudonym of Gisèle Littman, née Orebi, an Egyptian-born British writer and political commentator who writes about the history o...
Dennis William Sciama
Dennis William Siahou Sciama, FRS (/ʃiˈæmə/; 18 November 1926 – 18 December 1999) was a British physicist who, through his own work and that of his students, played a major role in developing British ...
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Avraham Yosef
Harav Avraham Yosef is the Chief Rabbi of Holon, Israel and is a Sephardi representative on the Chief Rabbinate Council (Moetzet Harabbanut Harashit).
Harav Avraham Yosef is a son of Shas' spiritu...
Gilbert de Botton
Gilbert de Botton (February 16, 1935 – August 27, 2000) was a financial pioneer in the 20th century, who is considered the inventor of the open architecture model of asset management. He was fluent in...
Ra'anan Naim
Ra'anan Naim (Hebrew: רענן נעים‎, 31 December 1935 – 7 September 2009) was an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for the Alignment from 1981 to 1984.
Born in Bengha...
Claudia Roden
Claudia Roden is a cookbook writer and cultural anthropologist based in the United Kingdom. She was born in 1936 in Cairo, Egypt. After completing her formal education in Paris, she moved to London t...
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Georges Moustaki
Georges Moustaki (born Giuseppe Mustacchi; (May 3, 1934 – May 23, 2013) was an Egyptian-French singer-songwriter of Italo-Greek origin, best known for the poetic rhythm and simplicity of the romantic ...
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Yolande Harmer
Yolande Harmer (full name: Yolande Gabbai and then Yolande de-Botton) (1913–1959) (Hebrew name Yolande Har-Mor) ( Hebrew: יולנדה הארמר‎) maiden name) was an Israeli intelligence officer who ...
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Victor Tayar
Victor Tayar (Hebrew: ויקטור תייר‎, 1931–1993) was an Israeli artist and political figure.
Born in Libya, Tayar made aliyah to Israel and settled in Jaffa.During the 1970s he was among...