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The Jews from Egypt – from Exodus to Exodus
Monday, 11 January 2021 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Leeds Branch in partnership with Milim invite you to join them January 11th, 8pm for an illustrated talk will look at the history and life of Jews in Egypt, with particular emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries which saw the community rise to 90,000 and contribute significantly to the political, commercial and artistic development of the country. Sadly, following the mass expulsions in the wake of the Arab – Israel conflicts, less than 10 Jews remain today in Egypt. The talk will also recall the return of 180 Jews to Alexandria last February to rededicate the main Eliahu Hanavi synagogue which has been restored by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities at a cost of $ 4 million.
Alec Nacamuli was born in Alexandria which he left aged 13 after the Suez Crisis in 1956. He is a council member of the Association of Jews from Egypt and the Nebi Daniel International Association, which strives to protect the Jewish religious and cultural heritage in Egypt. He writes articles and gives lectures on the Jews from Arab countries, and is a volunteer guide on Ancient Egypt at the British Museum.
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