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Burla, Yehuda
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Yehuda Burla was born in Jerusalem in 1886 to a highly educated Sephardi family, originally from Izmir, that had been rooted in Palestine for three hundred years. Educated in yeshivot and at a teachers college in Jerusalem, he worked from 1908 as a teacher and educational administrator, including five years as the director of Hebrew schools in Damascus after the First World War, during which he was drafted into the Turkish army as a translator. Subsequently he held high posts in the civil service and was the chairman of the Hebrew Writers Association. Burla's first published story, "Luna" (…

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Lev Hakak, “Burla, Yehuda”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 20 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_COM_0004700>
First published online: 2010

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