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Malul, Nissim Jacob
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Nissim Jacob Malul was born in Safed in 1892 to a family of Tunisian descent. In 1900 his family moved to Egypt, where his father, R. Moses Ḥayyim, was appointed rabbi by the Jewish communities of Tanta and Cairo. Malul completed his higher education at the American College in Tanta and the Egyptian University in Cairo, where he studied philosophy and Arabic literature. He began publishing in the Egyptian newspaper al-Muqaṭṭam and tried to promote the status of Hebrew in Egyptian higher education. In 1909/10 he was appointed Hebrew lecturer at the Egyptian Univers…

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Abigail Jacobson, “Malul, Nissim Jacob”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 02 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_000670>
First published online: 2013

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