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Noʿar (Casablanca)
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Published in Casablanca from 1945 to 1952 in French, Noʿar (Heb. Youth) replaced the prewar pro-Zionist L’Avenir Illustré as the organ of the new generation of young local Zionists. The initiative to publish Noʿar came from the Charles Netter youth movement, whose leaders—Alfonso Sabah, Daniel Levy, and Maurice Timsit—were committed to communal work and belonged to the religious conservative camp of Zionism. From 1945 to July 1948, Noʿar served as the youth movement’s bulletin, calling for local social reforms, teaching Jewish and Zionist values, and reporting …

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Yaron Tsur, “Noʿar (Casablanca)”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 28 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0016900>
First published online: 2010

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