Friday, November 30, 2007

Jews of Egypt
by: Schvach Yid

According to what I’ve read there aren’t many left, at least in their Arab homeland, and there’s no Chabad House there, but still, the pride goes on at The Farhi family – Egyptian Jews who have relocated to the USA, Taiwan, and elsewhere (I guess) have chosen to honor their family roots by re-publishing their family’s siddur compiled by Dr. Hillel Farhi (died 1940); the siddur, which is published in Hebrew with Arabic translation, is sold out - I assume another printing is in the works. Also available on the website is a Farhi family geneology search engine and surname database. It’s not new and there’s a lot there. Enjoy!

By the way, in elementary school I had a classmate, Jewish, whose mother was Egyptian. That’s nice.

Here’s the link:

Here’s the Farhi family logo (?).

Have a good Shabbos!

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