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Egypt’s Jews Bury Veteran Leader

Egypt’s tiny Jewish community, a frail remnant of a once flourishing minority, held a rare public ceremony on Thursday in memory of its veteran leader, Carmen Weinstein, but the country’s Islamist leaders stayed away. Weinstein, 82, died last Saturday at her home in Cairo where she was known over the past two decades for leading […]

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Egypt’s Jews Get New Leader

Egypt’s Jewish community has announced that it has elected the daughter of a well-known leftist and nationalist icon to protect its heritage and care for its dwindling, elderly membership. Magda Haroun, 60, told The Associated Press Tuesday she aimed to continue the work of her predecessor, Carmen Weinstein, who died Saturday at the age of […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 75 - April 21, 2013

An Israeli college has established a journalism center named for a Wall Street Journal reporter who was kidnapped and killed in Pakistan. The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya launched the Daniel Pearl International Journalism Institute. Pearl was on his way to an interview in Pakistan in 2002 when he was abducted and later beheaded. His last words […]

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Rabbis To Egypt: Don’t Cancel Pilgrimage To Abir Yaakov Kever

The Conference of European Rabbis said Egypt’s decision to prohibit Jews from visiting the burial site of the Abir Yaakov (Rabbi Yaakov Abuhatzeira) in the Nile delta this year violated human rights and sent the world a message of religious intolerance. “The world is looking at how Egypt protects the rights of all religious minorities […]

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Egypt to Block Jewish Pilgrims to Abuhatzeira Tomb

Egyptians plan to block Israelis from making their annual pilgrimage to the tomb of Rabbi Yaakov Abuhatzeira. The country’s Islamist parties and other activists vowed last week to put an end to Jews visiting the grave site of the 19th centry rabbi, son of a chief rabbi of Morocco and known among Jews to be a […]

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Jews Barred from Cairo’s Maimonides Synagogue

The Egyptian government has announced that it will not allow Jews to pray in Cairo’s newly-restored Maimonides Synagogue, in retaliation for Israel’s security response to Arab rioting on the Temple Mount. “The Al-Aqsa Mosque is part of the heritage of the Palestinian Arabs and Israel is not entitled to block them from it,” said Dr. […]

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