Thursday, June 02, 2005

Two Jewish converts and a lady

Much of the May 2005 issue of Egypt today is devoted to the Jews of Cairo. This profile of Albert Arie and Youssef Darwish, two Jews who converted to Islam, gives an interesting account of the Jewish contribution to Egyptian society. Understandably, the Egyptian government's role in causing the exodus of the Jewish community is somewhat played down. Read article in full.

Following last month's piece in Haaretz about Egypt's Jewish heritage, Egypt today has a profile of the lady who heads the Egyptian Jewish community, Carmen Weinstein, focusing on her frustrating struggle to have Jewish monuments restored.

Windows at the Adly synagogue, Cairo (

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