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Antébi, Albert
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Born in Damascus in September 1873 to a family originally from Ain-Tab (now Gaziantep, Turkey), Abraham-Albert Antébi was a descendant of famous rabbis in Aleppo and Damascus. His grandfather Jacob Antébi was a protagonist in the Damascus Affair. His father was president of the Bet Din (rabbinical court) in Cairo. Through his mother he was related to the Catran and Totah families.

Singled out by Isaac Astruc, the head of the Alliance Israélite Universelle school in Damascus, Antébi received a Salomon Goldschmidt scholarship to the École de Travail in Paris, a Jewish …

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Elizabeth Antébi, “Antébi, Albert”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 26 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0002030>
First published online: 2010

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