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From the Arab Expansion until the 1960s, Jews were a significant part of the population of Arab countries. Before 1948, an estimated 900,000 Jews lived in what are now Arab states. Here is a list of some prominent Jews from the Arab World, arranged by country of origin. Image File history File links Star_of_David. ... This page is a list of Jews. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Main article: List of Jews. ... Main article: List of Jews. ... This page is a list of Jews. ... This page is a list of Jews. ... This page is a list of Jews. ... This page is a list of Jews. ... This page is a list of Jews. ... Here is a list of some prominent (non Latin-) Caribbean Jews, arranged by country of origin. ... This page is a list of Jews. ... This page is a list of Jews. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Courtyard of the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, one of the grandest architectural legacies of the Umayyads. ... Languages Arabic other languages (Arab minorities) Religions Predominantly Islam Some adherents of Druze, Judaism, Samaritan, Christianity Related ethnic groups Mizrachi Jews, Sephardi Jews, Ashkenazi Jews, Canaanites, other Semitic-speaking groups An Arab (Arabic: ‎); is a member of a Non-Semetic group of people whose cultural, linguistic, and in certain cases...



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Ebrahim Daoud Nonoo is a former member of the National Assembly of Bahrain and currently the CEO of the Bahrain Financing Company. ... Houda Ezra Nonoo is a founding member of the Bahrain Human Rights Watch Society and has recently been appointed to parliament[1]. by King Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifah. ...


Alain de Botton, (born 20 December 1969 in Zurich, Switzerland) is a writer. ... Eli Cohen Eli Cohen (Hebrew: ) (December 26, 1924 – May 18, 1965) was a celebrated Israeli spy, and is recognized as one of the most successful spies of modern times. ... Sir Ronald Cohen (1945- ) is an Egyptian-born British businessman and political figure, known as the father of British venture capital.[1] // Cohen was born in Egypt; his paternal family were Sephardi Jews, originally from Aleppo, Syria, though his mother, Sonia Douek, was English. ... Aura Herzog, the wife of Chaim Herzog, the late sixth President of the State of Israel, was born in Egypt. ... Eric John Earnest Hobsbawm CH (born June 8, 1917 in Alexandria, Egypt) is a British Marxist historian and author. ... Ishtar from the cover of the album Truly (Emet) Ishtar is an Israeli-born singer, born Eti Zach. ... Alabina is a French-based group that performs a mix of world music: Middle Eastern, Arabic, French and Spanish Gypsy music. ... Edmond Jabes (Cairo, 1912–Paris, 1991) was a Jewish writer known for becoming of the best known literary figures to write in French after World War II. The son of a Jewish Italian family, he was raised in Egypt, where he received a classical French colonial education. ... Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre (June 21, 1905 – April 15, 1980), normally known simply as Jean-Paul Sartre (pronounced: ), was a French existentialist philosopher and pioneer, dramatist and screenwriter, novelist and critic. ... Ranan Lurie (born 1932) is an Israeli and American editorial cartoonist and journalist, a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the editor of Cartoon News magazine. ... Moses with the Tablets, 1659, by Rembrandt This article is about the Biblical figure. ... Aaron (אַהֲרֹן, a word meaning bearer of martyrs in Hebrew [perhaps also, or instead, related to the Egyptian Aha Ra, Warrior Lion], Standard Hebrew (w/o vowels) AHRvN, Tiberian Hebrew (), was one of two brothers who play a unique part in the history of the Hebrew people. ... An Israeli stamp honoring Dr. Marzouk Dr. Moshe Marzouk was an Israeli spy in Egypt who was involved in the Lavon Affair during the 1950s. ... Philo (20 BCE - 40 CE), known also as Philo of Alexandria and as Philo Judeaus, was a Hellenized Jewish philosopher born in Alexandria, Egypt. ... Isaac Mizrahi (born October 14, 1961) is an American fashion designer. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Onkelos is the name of a famous convert to Judaism in Talmudic times (c. ... Haim Saban Haim Saban (born 15 October 1944 in Alexandria, Egypt) is a television and media proprietor. ... Sylvain Sylvain (born Sylvain Mizrahi, 1949- ) is a punk rock guitarist. ... The New York Dolls are a rock band formed in New York City in 1972. ... Ignaz Tiegerman (1893‑1968) was a Polish pianist and teacher. ... Bat Yeor at the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC Bat Yeor (Hebrew: בת יאור) (meaning daughter of the Nile in Hebrew; a pseudonym of Gisèle Littman, née Orebi) is a British writer specializing in the history of non-Muslims in the Middle East, and in particular the history... Saadia Ben Joseph Gaon (892-942), the Hebrew name of Said al-Fayyumi, was a rabbi who was also a prominent Jewish exilarch, philosopher, and exegete. ...


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Rav Huna was a Babylonian amora of the second generation and head of the Academy of Sura; He was born about 216 [1], passed away in 296-297 (608 of the Seleucidan era)) [2]. // Youth He lived in a town [3], identified by Wiesener [4] with Tekrit [5]. He was... Rav Chisda was a Babylonian amora of the third generation (Passed away in 620 of the Seleucidan era [1] at the age of ninety-two [2]), mentioned frequently in the Talmud. ... Abaye, the name of a Babylonian amora (q. ... Rava (רבא) was a Babylonian amora born in 270, and one of the most often-cited Rabbis in the Talmud. ... Rav Papa (רב פפא) was a Babylonian Amora, he was a student of both Rava and Abaye. ... Ashi, known as Rav Ashi (Rabbi Ashi), (352–427) was a celebrated Jewish religious scholar, a Babylonian amora, who reestablished the academy at Sura and was first editor of the Babylonian Talmud. ... Anan Ben David is often considered to be the founder of the Karaite movement (a form of Judaism that split off from rabbinic Judaism due to its rejection of the oral law), or at least the founder of one of the main groups forming the Karaite movement. ... Karaite Judaism or Karaism is a Jewish denomination characterized by the sole reliance on the Tanakh as scripture, and the rejection of the Oral Law (the Mishnah and the Talmud) as halakha (Legally Binding, i. ... Ari Ben-Menashe Ari Ben-Menashe is a former arms dealer and the author of , a book purporting to describe his involvement in Iran-Contra and other intelligence operations. ... Dodai ben Nahman was a Babylonian-Jewish scholar of the eighth century CE and gaon of the Talmudic academy at Pumbedita (761-764). ... Brigadier-General (Res. ... Yaqub Bilbul (or Yacob Bilbul) was a Jewish Iraqi poet during the Hashemite dynasty of King Faisal I (1883–1933). ... 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Michel Abitbol (born in April 14, 1943 in Morocco) is a Moroccan Jewish research fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. ... The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is one of Israels oldest, largest, and most important institutes of higher learning and research. ... Rabbi Isaac ben Jacob Alfasi (1013 - 1103) - also Isaac Hakohen, Alfasi or the Rif (ריף) - was a Talmudist and posek (decisor in matters of halakha - Jewish law). ... Halakha (Hebrew: הלכה; also transliterated as Halakhah, Halacha, Halakhot and Halachah with pronunciation emphasis on the third syllable, kha), is the collective corpus of Jewish religious law, including biblical law (the 613 mitzvot) and later talmudic and rabbinic law as well as customs and traditions. ... Rabbi Shlomo Amar Rabbi Shlomo Amar (1948 - ) is the current Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel, appointed in 2003. ... Languages Ladino also Judæo-Portuguese, Catalanic, and Shuadit Religions Judaism Related ethnic groups Ashkenazi Jews, Mizrahi Jews, and other Jewish ethnic divisions Sephardi Jews (Hebrew: ספרדי, Standard Tiberian ; plural ספרדים, Standard Tiberian ) are a subgroup of Jews originating in the Iberian Peninsula, usually defined in contrast to Ashkenazi Jews; frequently used... // Chief rabbi is a title given in several countries to the recognised religious leader of that countrys Jewish community. ... Robert Assaraf (born in Rabat, 1936 - ) is a Moroccan Jewish historian and writer. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... André Azoulay is a senior advisor to king Mohamed VI and prior to that to his father king Hassan II, he was born in Essaouira in 1941, in a Moroccan Jewish family. ... King Hassan, pictured late in life. ... US President George W. 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Paul Benacerraf is an American philosopher of mathematics who has been teaching at Princeton University since he joined the faculty in 1960. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A Rabbi (Classical Hebrew רִבִּי ribbī; modern Ashkenazi and Israeli רַבִּי rabbī) is a religious Jewish scholar who is an expert in Jewish law. ... Grand Rabbi Salomon BERDUGO son of Daniel BERDUGO lived in Meknes, Morocco. ... Medresa Bou Inania in Meknes Meknes (Arabic: مكناس) is a city in northern Morocco, located 130 kilometres from the capital Rabat and 60 kilometres from Fes. ... Emmanuelle Sophie Anne Chriqui (born December 10, 1977) is a Jewish-Canadian actress with a moderate list of acting credits on both television and the big screen. ... Born on February 17, 1959 in Meknes ,Morocco, Aryeh Deri is the former leader of Israels Shas Party. ... Shas (Hebrew: שס) is an political party in Israel, primarily representing Ultra-orthodox Sephardi Judaism. ... André Elbaz André Elbaz (born April 26, 1934, El Jadida, Morocco) is a famous Moroccan painter and filmmaker. ... El Jadida (الجديدة) is a port city on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, in the province of El Jadida. ... Edmond Amran El Maleh is a Moroccan novelist, he was born in the city of Safi in 1917, to a Jewish family. ... Gad Elmaleh (born April 19, 1971, Casablanca, Morocco) is a Moroccan Jewish one man show humorist and actor who lives in France. ... Hassine, is a Moroccan name, meaning (in Arabic): the beautiful or good one (Hasîn). ... Ishtar from the cover of the album Truly (Emet) Ishtar is an Israeli-born singer, born Eti Zach. ... Alabina is a French-based group that performs a mix of world music: Middle Eastern, Arabic, French and Spanish Gypsy music. ... Dunash ben Labrat (920-990) was a medieval Jewish commentator, poet, and grammarian of the Golden age of Jewish culture in Spain and a student of Rabbi Saadia Gaon. ... David H. Levy is an American astronomer. ... Maurice Lévy (February 28, 1838, Ribeauvillé/Rappoltsweiler, Alsace - September 30, 1910) was a French engineer and member of the Institut. ... Publicis Groupe (Euronext: PUB, NYSE: PUB) is a multinational advertising and communications company based in France. ... Rocky Marciano was a boxer. ... The word guess can refer to the following: Guess?, the name-brand clothing line that uses a question mark as its emblem. ... Rabbi Chalom MESSAS (1909-2003) was the Great Rabbi of Morocco, and after making aliyah became the Sephardic Great Rabbi of Jerusalem. ... Rebbe which means master, teacher, or mentor is the pronunciation by Ahskenazic Jews of the Hebrew word רבי. Its transliteration should be Rebbi, but the i (eeh sound) is rarely stressed, rendering its pronounciation as the a in America, hence Rebbe. ... Rabbi David Messas (b. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... Amir Peretz, MK, Chairman of the Israel Labour Party Amir Peretz (Hebrew: עמיר פרץ; Arabic: عمير بيريتس; born March 9, 1952) is an Israeli politician and Defense Minister of Israel. ... Labour or Labor, (Hebrew: העבודה, ha-`Avōdāh) is a political party in Israel. ... Monique Powell was born on August 20, 1975 in Los Angeles, California. ... Save Ferris was a ska punk band formed circa 1995 in Orange County, California. ... Baba Sali Baba Sali, also known as Rabbi Yisrael Abuhatzeira, was a famous Sephardic Rabbi and kabbalist. ... Sapho is a French singer of Moroccan-Jewish descent. ... 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’as-Samaw’al (Šmū’ēl) ’ibn ‘Ādiyā’, or Samuel ibn Adiya was the Arabian Jewish poet and warrior, in the first half of the 6th century. ... David Reubeni was a Jewish adventurer; born about 1490 in central Arabia, in Khaibar, as he himself stated; died in Llerena, Spain, after 1535. ... In Judaism, the Messiah (מָשִׁיחַ Standard Hebrew Arabic: Al-Masih, المسيح), Tiberian Hebrew , Aramaic ) initially meant any person who was anointed by a prophet of God. ...


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Yigal Amir (Hebrew: יגאל עמיר) (born May 23, 1970) is the Israeli assassin of the late Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin. ... Nethanel ben Isaiah (14th century) was a Yemenite rabbi, who composed a compendium of midrashic literature, the Or HaAfeila (Light of the Darkness) combining legends appearing in the Talmud, the Midrash, and the writings of Maimonides. ... Jacob ben Nathanael ibn al-Fayyumi was a rosh yeshiva of the Yemenite Jews in the second half of the twelfth century CE. All that is known of him is that at the suggestion of Solomon ha-Kohen, a pupil of Maimonides, he wrote to the latter asking his advice... Ofra Haza (Hebrew: עפרה חזה; November 19, 1957 – February 23, 2000) was a popular Israeli singer, actress and international recording artist. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... // The Queen of Sheba, (Nigist Saba Amharic: ንግት ሳባ), referred to in the Bible books of 1 Kings and 2 Chronicles, the New Testament, the Quran, and Ethiopian history, was the ruler of Sheba, an ancient kingdom which modern archaeology speculates was located in present-day Eritrea, Ethiopia or Yemen. ... Noa on an album cover Ahinoam Nini (in Hebrew אחינועם ניני) (born 1969) is an Israeli singer. ... Rabia ibn Mudhar was a Jewish king of Himayar, in what is now Yemen. ... Yusuf Dhu Nuwas (also called Yusuf Asar Dhu Nuwas, Masruq, and Dunas Zhidovin) was the last king of Yemen (then called Himayar) from a Jewish dynasty of unknown origin. ... A state in ancient Yemen dating from 115 BCE. Conquered neighbouring Saba in 25 BCE, Qataban in 50 CE and Hadramaut 100 CE. It was the dominant state in Arabia until the sixth century. ... Wahb ibn Munabbih (Abu Abd Allah al-Ṣanaani al-Dhimari) was a Mohammedan traditionist of Dhimar (two days journey from Sanaa) in Yemen; died at the age of ninety, in a year variously given by Arabic authorities as 725, 728, 732, and 737 C.E. On his fathers... Izhar Cohen (born 1951 in Givataim, Israel) is an Israeli singer. ... Dana International performs at the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest Dana International (Hebrew: דנה אינטרנשיונל; stage name of Sharon Cohen, born Yaron Cohen in Tel Aviv, Israel on February 2, 1972) is an Israeli transsexual pop singer of Yemenite origin, who won the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest for her song Diva. She was... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Rabbi_Shalom_Shabazi. ... Zion Golan is an Israeli singer of Yemenite origin. ...

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The Jewish exodus from Arab lands refers to the 20th century emigration of Jews, primarily of Sephardi and Mizrahi background, from majority Arab lands. ... In the course of history, Jewish populations have been expelled or ostracised by various local authorities and have sought asylum from Anti-Semitism numerous times. ... This page is a list of Jews. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This page is a list of Jews. ... The following is a list of Egyptians: // Alaa Abd El-Fatah علاء أحمد عبدالفتاح (Egyptian blogger) Saad Eddin Ibrahim سعد الدين ابراهيم, democracy advocate and former political prisoner Kamal Khalil كمال خليل, Sloganeer and director of the Socialist Studies Center Adel Adham عادل أدهم Adel Emam عادل إمام Ahmed El Sakka أحمد السقا Ahmad Zaki أحمد زكي Amina Rizq أمينة رزق Anwar Wagdi أنور وجدي Boussy بوسى Emad Hamdy عماد حمدي Farid... This is a list of notable Lebanese people. ... This is a list of prominent Syrian people Abdul-Kader Asly Singer Abdul-Halim Khaddam politician , former vice-president. ... ... The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... Jews and Judaism have a rather long history in Algeria. ... Yemenite Jews (תֵּימָנִי, Standard Hebrew Temani, Tiberian Hebrew Têmānî; plural תֵּימָנִים, Standard Hebrew Temanim, Tiberian Hebrew Têmānîm) are those Jews who live, or whose recent ancestors...


  1. ^ Hartog, Kelly. "Red carpet rascal", The Jerusalem Post, 2006-12-11. Retrieved on December 11, 2006.

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