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Florentin, David Isaac
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David Isaac Florentin (1874–1941) was a prominent journalist in Salonica , his birthplace, and a key figure in the Greek Zionist movement. Florentin received a religious education and graduated from an Alliance Israélite Universelle school. He knew several European languages and was a prolific translator of serialized fiction.

In 1897, in the wake of the Dreyfus Affair, Florentin together with Moses Aaron Mallah founded a major Ladino periodical, El Avenir (The Future). It continued until 1916, and from 1909 received funding from the World Zionist Organization (WZO). El Avenir bega…

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Olga Borovaya, “Florentin, David Isaac”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 09 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_000264>
First published online: 2010
First print edition: ISBN: 978900417678, 3072

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