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Arabic Culture: The Jews of Egypt, Part 1

  • 01/17/2018
  • 10:30 AM
  • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago


Due to circumstances beyond our control, "THE JEWS OF EGYPT" documentary is no longer available for us to view on Wednesday morning. In place we will show a couple of short videos related to the documentary and will be sharing stories about the subject.

Program: THE JEWS OF EGYPT Part 1:  A documentary that captures fragments of the lives of the Egyptian Jewish community in the first half of the twentieth century until their second grand exodus after the tripartite attack of 1956. An attempt to understand the change in the identity of the Egyptian society that turned from a society full of tolerance and acceptance of one another... and how it changed gradually by mixing religious and political views into a society that rejects the others...a film about the cosmopolitan Egypt in the 40's and Egypt in the new millennium...how did the Jews of Egypt turn in the eyes of Egyptians from partners in the same country to enemies…

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