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Nahmany, Ḥaim
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Haim Nahmany (Ḥayyim Naḥmani) was born in February 1902 in Settat, Morocco. As a child he attended traditional Jewish schools in the mornings and in the evenings learned French and general studies. As a young man he moved to Casablanca, where he made a living from importing household utensils from France and Russia.

Nahmany played an important role in the expansion of Zionist and Hebrew activity in the mid-1930s.  He was a member of the organizing committee of the main association for the dissemination of Hebrew in Casablanca, Magen David. During …

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David Guedj, “Nahmany, Ḥaim”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 19 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_000807>
First published online: 2018



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