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Mosseri, Jack
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Jack N. Mosseri (1884–1934) was a graduate of the University of Cambridge, a banker, and a member of an affluent and influential Sephardi family that settled in Egypt in the eighteenth century. Several members of the Mosseri family were vice-presidents of the communal council of Cairo, and Mosseri’s uncle, Moses (Moïse) Cattaoui (Qaṭṭāwī, 1850–1924), was the council’s head for many years. Jack Mosseri was himself a member of the Sephardi communal council and, until 1917, headed its school committee. He was also a member of Le Cercle National Juif, founded in March 1911, an undec…

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Ruth Kimche, “Mosseri, Jack”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 22 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0015820>
First published online: 2010

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