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Aboulker-Muscat (Mouscat), Colette
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Colette Béatrice Aboulker-Muscat (1909–2005), a member of Algeria’s famous Aboulker family, was a physician, thinker, and natural healer. Born in Algiers on January 28, 1909, she was the daughter of Henri Samuel Aboulker (1876–1957), a noted neurosurgeon and Jewish communal leader. In 1927, she and her parents visited Jerusalem for the first time and met with Chief Rabbi Abraham Isaac HaCohen Kook (1865–1935), who had been a close friend of Samuel Abū ʾl-Khayr (Aboulker), her great-grandfather.

In 1954 Colette Aboulker settled permanently in Israel with her second husband, Aryeh Mu…

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Yossef Charvit, “Aboulker-Muscat (Mouscat), Colette”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 28 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_000398>
First published online: 2010

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