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Mosseri, Albert
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Albert Mosseri, a physician, journalist, and Zionist, was a scion of two financially powerful Italian Sephardi families in Cairo, the Mosseri and theCattaoui (Qaṭṭāwī) families. Mosseri studied medicine in Paris, where he began writing for Zionist student publications and campaigned for Dreyfus. Upon returning to Cairo, he joined the local Jewish reformist groups that had sprung up in the wake of the Young Turk Revolution. He utilized his skills as a physician, journalist, and activist to benefit Cairo’s Jewish quarter, contributing to the founding of a fr…

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Lital Levy, “Mosseri, Albert”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 26 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0015810>
First published online: 2010

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