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Egyptian Jews

News and updates about Egyptian Jews

Egypt to restore Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo

Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announces project to restore the oldest synagogue in Egypt.

Egypt to restore Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo

Egypt: Government removes newly-uncovered Jewish texts from cemetery

The Egyptian government removed items from a newly uncovered genizah and a US senator wants answers.

Government removes newly-uncovered Jewish texts from cemetery

Sisi to provide synagogues if Jewish community re-emerges

Egyptian President tells US delegation his government would build synagogues and provide services to Jews if community re-emerges.

Sisi to provide synagogues if Jewish community re-emerges

Egypt allocates $71 million for synagogue renovations

Egyptian President to allocate $71 million for the renovation of synagogues and Jewish heritage sites in the country.

Egypt allocates $71 million for synagogue renovations

Jews from Islamic countries are migrants of the clash of civilizations

Jews from Islamic countries are migrants of the clash of civilizations

Israel thanks Egypt for restoring ancient synagogue

Israel thanks the Egyptian government for its decision to renovate the ancient synagogue in Alexandria.

Israel thanks Egypt for restoring ancient synagogue

Egypt approves plan to restore ancient Alexandria synagogue

Reports say the Egyptian government has approved a $22 million plan to restore 160-year-old Alexandria synagogue.

Egypt approves plan to restore ancient Alexandria synagogue

Egypt's last Jews aim to keep heritage alive

Egyptian Jews struggle to keep heritage alive, local community still prefers to pretend they never existed.

Egypt's last Jews aim to keep heritage alive

Special exhibit to show Jewish texts, oldest Bible

British Museum to display 200 objects from Egypt's religious communities - including 11th-century texts from a Cairo synagogue.

Special exhibit to show Jewish texts, oldest New Testament

Egypt: New Book Deals with Jews in Cinema

Egypt's cultural authority releases a new book examining the role of Jewish cinema makers and artists in the Egyptian and Arab cinema.

Egypt: New Book Deals with Jews in Cinema

Leader of Egypt's Jewish Community Brought to Rest

More than a hundred mourners came to pay their last respects to Carmen Weinstein, who died this week at 84.

Leader of Egyptian Jewish Community Brought to Rest

New Head of Egyptian Jews Will Refuse Israeli Help

New leader of Egypt's Jewish community says she'll refuse Israeli offers of financial help for the renovation of Egypt's synagogues.

New Head of Egyptian Jews Will Refuse Israeli Financial Help

Head of Egypt's Jewish Community Dies at 84

Carmen Weinstein, the leader of Egypt's small remaining Jewish community, died on Saturday at the age of 84.

Head of Egypt's Jewish Community Dies at 84

Egypt Bans Film About Local Jewish Community

Egyptian security services have banned a film about the Jews of Egypt on the eve of its scheduled release.

Egypt Bans Film About Local Jewish Community

Muslim B'hood Responsible for Jews Fleeing Egypt

An Egyptian historian has fingered the Muslim Brotherhood as being responsible for Jews fleeing Egypt.

Historian: Muslim Brotherhood Responsible for Jews Fleeing Egyptplayer

Egyptian Who 'Invited' Jews Back Home Resigns Post

Essam el-Erian, a top advisor to Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, has resigned from his position, Egyptian media reported Sunday.

Egyptian Who 'Invited' Jews 'Back Home' Resigns Post

Video:Jewish Life in Egypt Dying after 3,000 Years

With Muslim Brotherhood in power, the last functioning synagogue has been shut down.

Video: Jewish Life in Egypt - after 3,000 Years, the Endplayer

No High Holiday Minyan for Alexandria Jews

For the first time, Egyptian Jews will have no minyan for prayers at Alexandria's Eliyahu HaNavi Synagogue during the High Holy Days.

No High Holy Day Minyan for Egyptian Jews in Alexandria