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Mosseri, Mathilde
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Mathilde-Mazal Mani was a scion of the Baghdadi Mani family of rabbinic fame, who resettled in Hebron in the 1860s and played central roles in the leadership of the Sephardi yishuv in Hebron and Jerusalem. Her father, Isaac Malkiel Mani, was the first Jew appointed as a judge in the Ottoman judicial system. Mathilde was born in Hebron in 1893. At the age of five, she moved with her family to Jerusalem, where she was educated at the Evelyn de Rothschild school. In 1912 she married Albert Mosseri, an Egyptian Jewish doctor and journalist who had moved to Palestine. The following ye…

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Lital Levy, “Mosseri, Mathilde”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 04 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0015830>
First published online: 2010

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