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Ovadia Salem

Ovadia Salem

Ovadia Salem, businessman in the mid 20th century in Cairo, was also co-founder of the Bank Discount of Palestine.

The famous ‘GROPPI’s tea room

The famous ‘GROPPI’s tea room

The famous ‘GROPPI’s tea room, was renowned not only for its delicious patisserie, chocolates and its ice-cream-soda flavors, but also for its being the elegant Palace of leisure to people watch and be seen. (From the book “The Golden Era of the Jews of Egypt” by Levana Zamir)

Edmond Jabès, Egyptian Jewish writer and poet

Edmond Jabès, Egyptian Jewish writer and poet

Edmond Jabès, Egyptian Jewish writer and poet. Author of the ‘Logomachie Renouvelée du Talmoud’ (the Talmud renewed logomachy) written in Egypt. Exiled to France, he wrote ‘Le Livre des questions’ and won in 1982 the Prize of the ‘Foundation du Judaisme Francais’ and many other important Prizes.

Victor Vidal and his son Nisso

Victor Vidal and his son Nisso

Victor Vidal and his son Nisso; both wearing the white sharkskin suit. In the background: Casino Fouad in Rass-el-Barr, where many high middle-class Jews enjoyed a whole summer of leisure. After a morning swim on the Mediterranean, and a well earned ‘siesta’, they used to welcome the evenings with a slow and relaxing walk along […]

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