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Kalfon, Shalom
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Shalom Kalfon (né Shalom Kalfon-Poney) was born in Sefrou, Morocco in 1927. He attended the Em Habanim schools in Sefrou and Fez and thereafter the Hebrew Teachers Seminar in Casablanca. He became a Zionist youth counselor and was active in clandestine Aliya (ʿAliya Bet – see Zionism Among Sephardi/Mizraḥi Jewry). In 1947, he attempted clandestine immigration to Palestine on the ship Yehuda ha-Levi which was intercepted by the British navy and was interned in Cyprus for three months. In 1948, he joined the Israel Defense Army and was seri…

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Norman A. Stillman, “Kalfon, Shalom”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 07 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_000848>
First published online: 2021

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