During the Six-Day War, some of the Arab countries at war with Israel—Egypt, Tunisia, Libya—treated their Jewish populations terribly, causing them to leave en masse
Lost Egypt comes alive in Yitzhak Gormezano Goren’s 1978 Hebrew idyll ‘Alexandrian Summer,’ in a first English translation
Islamists storm the U.S. embassy and Egypt’s last Jews have no rabbi. Shanah tova from the Muslim Brotherhood.
A visit with Georges Moustaki, whose ballads are an epitaph for the French-speaking Jews of the Middle East
An Egyptian exile considers Jewish identity—and his own—in a cosmopolitan world. Excerpted from the new essay collection ‘Alibis.’
In the new Alibis, a revealing collection of essays, André Aciman finds in his exiled Egyptian life a quintessential diasporic Jewish identity
Recent tensions only reveal fundamental shared interests. Hopefully.
For Egyptian-born Jews, the current crisis elicits a mix of emotions—from nostalgia for an idyllic existence under the monarchy to the terror of being chased out to calls of ‘kill the Jews’
How Daniel Mendelsohn’s translations from the Greek illuminate his Jewishness