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El Telegrafo
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El Telegrafo (The Telegraph) was a “political, commercial, and literary” newspaper in Judeo-Spanish published by the Gabbai family in Istanbul from 1878 to 1931 as a continuation of El Jurnal Israelit (1860–1873) and El Nasional (1873–1878) Its manager and editor-in-chief was Isaac Gabbai (d. 1931), son of Ezekiel Gabbai II (1825–1898), and great-grandson of Baghdadli Ezekiel Gabbai (d. 1826?). Initially, Marco Mayorcas was manager of the paper. By the mid-1890s, Joseph Gabbai , another of Ezekiel Gabbai’s sons, had assumed ownership of El Telegrafo, while Henri Dalmedico figure…

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Julia Phillips Cohen, “El Telegrafo”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 28 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_000259>
First published online: 2010

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