Duwayk (Dweck, Dwek, Duek, Douek, Doweck, Dowek) Family
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The Duwayk family (the name comes from Ar. meaning either a cockerel or long-necked earthenware jug) traces its origin to a line of priests (Heb. kohanim) who served in the ancient Temple in Jerusalem and is extremely well known among Jews from Aleppo. Over the course of many generations, members of the family, including rabbis and community leaders, have settled all over the world, particularly in Israel, the United States, Lebanon, India (Calcutta), Egypt, England, Italy, France, South and Central America. 

Jacob Duwayk-haKohen, son of Saul and Qamar, was born around 1830 in  Aleppo. …

Cite this page
Yaron Harel, “Duwayk (Dweck, Dwek, Duek, Douek, Doweck, Dowek) Family”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 26 September 2018
First published online: 2010

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