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Fresco, David
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David Fresco was perhaps the best-known Sephardi journalist of his day. He was born in Istanbul around 1853 and died in Nice in 1933. Over the course of six decades, he edited six periodicals in Istanbul. He also frequently gave public lectures on such topics as Jewish politics and morality, and translated works by Moses Mendelssohn, Matthias Jakob Schleiden, Ludwig Philippson, Eugène Sue, Emile Richebourg, Abraham Mapu, and others. At twenty-one, he took over as editor of El Nasional (1873–1878). When that paper was dissolved, he became a co-editor of El Telegrafo (1878–1930). The so…

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Julia Phillips Cohen, “Fresco, David”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 22 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0008020>
First published online: 2010

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