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Lévy, Solly
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Solly Lévy (b. 1939), born in Morocco and now a resident of Canada,  is an author, playwright, actor, singer, and educator especially known for his work in the endangered minority Jewish language Haketía (Moroccan Judeo-Spanish).

Solly Lévy was born in Tangier, Morocco, on November 1, 1939. He immigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1968, with his wife, Madeleine Gavison Lévy, and their children Claire and Eddy, both also born in Tangier. Lévy holds an undergraduate degree in Hispanic Studies from l’Université de Bordeaux and a master’s in Spanish l…

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Judith Cohen, “Lévy, Solly”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 19 August 2019
First published online: 2010



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