Haïm, Shemu’el
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Popularly known as "Mister Haïm" or "Monsieur Haïm," Shemu'el Haim was a modernist communal leader of Iranian Jewry at the beginning of the twentieth century. He was also a journalist, a Zionist, and a member of the Majlis, the Iranian parliament. Shemu'el Haïm was born in Kirmanshah in 1891 and was educated in the school of the Alliance Israélite Universelle, where he acquired a thorough command of English and French.

In 1914 Haïm entered the customs service in Kirmanshah. While working there he became a political consultant to the British embassy, but his connections wi…

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Orly R. Rahimiyan, “Haïm, Shemu’el”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 24 June 2017
First published online: 2010



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