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Halevy, Bezalel Saadi
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Bezalel Saadi Halevy (Ashkenazi) (1819–1903) was a publisher, journalist, and musician in Salonica . He inherited his press from a long line of printers in his family, the first of whom came to Salonica from Holland in 1731. Halevy published religious and secular texts, including his own poems and songs composed for holidays, weddings, and special occasions. Though his formal education was limited to a few weeks of traditional schooling, Halevy was a passionate supporter of modern education and was of invaluable assistance to Moise Allatini in establishing the first Alliance Israélit…

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Olga Borovaya, “Halevy, Bezalel Saadi”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 01 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0009090>
First published online: 2010
First print edition: ISBN: 978900417678, 2806

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