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February 24, 1990 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a windy plateau adjoining the vast City of the Dead, 350 crumbling Jewish tombs represent much of what remains of the people Moses delivered out of slavery. Amid the honking taxis and high-rise apartment buildings that now populate the cities of Egypt, the Jews seem destined to disappear from the country forever. More than 150,000 Jews dominated Egypt's wealthy merchant class in the early 20th Century. Now, barely 64 are believed to remain. There is in all of Cairo only one Jewish family.
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March 22, 2013 | By Ingy Hassieb
CAIRO - The battle between censors and filmmakers overĀ "Jews of Egypt" ended this week when authorities granted permission for the documentary to be shown despite fears it may agitate Egypt's anti-Israeli hatred amid months of political unrest and nationwide protests. The film by director Amir Ramses raised a dilemma over security versus artistic freedom at a time when the rise of conservative Islamist voices has sharpened religious and cultural differences. The documentary explores the life of Egypt's Jewish community before the second Arab-Israeli war in 1956.
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February 5, 1990 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two masked men armed with machine guns and hand grenades opened fire on an Israeli tour bus Sunday, killing at least nine passengers and wounding 16 others on a narrow stretch of desert highway near Cairo. Authorities said the bus, bound for the Egyptian capital with 31 Israeli tourists, was forced to stop shortly before dusk by two men who climbed aboard and began attacking passengers with machine guns and at least four grenades.
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November 19, 2002 | David Lamb, Times Staff Writer
From scores of mosques, the muezzins' calls to prayer rumble through Cairo likes claps of thunder. But inside the synagogue on Adly Street, behind a wrought iron fence and heavy wooden doors, an old woman named Iman hardly seems to hear them as she dusts mahogany benches and polishes the granite entryway. She works hurriedly even though she knows no one will be coming to pray today. People rarely do.
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March 22, 2013 | By Ingy Hassieb
CAIRO - The battle between censors and filmmakers overĀ "Jews of Egypt" ended this week when authorities granted permission for the documentary to be shown despite fears it may agitate Egypt's anti-Israeli hatred amid months of political unrest and nationwide protests. The film by director Amir Ramses raised a dilemma over security versus artistic freedom at a time when the rise of conservative Islamist voices has sharpened religious and cultural differences. The documentary explores the life of Egypt's Jewish community before the second Arab-Israeli war in 1956.
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November 19, 2002 | David Lamb, Times Staff Writer
From scores of mosques, the muezzins' calls to prayer rumble through Cairo likes claps of thunder. But inside the synagogue on Adly Street, behind a wrought iron fence and heavy wooden doors, an old woman named Iman hardly seems to hear them as she dusts mahogany benches and polishes the granite entryway. She works hurriedly even though she knows no one will be coming to pray today. People rarely do.
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April 14, 1990 | IRA RIFKIN
The mass migration of Soviet Jews to Israel has infused Passover 1990 with a contemporary significance that has dominated celebration of the eight-day holiday, during which Jews commemorate their physical and spiritual redemption. Jewish leaders have likened the resettlement of Soviet Jewry to the Old Testament exodus of Jews from Egypt that constitutes the biblical basis for Passover, which began Monday and Tuesday evenings with two ritual seder meals.
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April 14, 1995 | NORINE DRESSER, Norine Dresser is a folklorist and author of "I Felt Like I Was From Another Planet," (Addison Wesley). Tell her your experiences c/o Voices.
Two weeks before Passover, Helen, an observant Jew, begins ridding her house of all traces of chometz, or leavening. Every crumb has been removed for the eight-day festival commemorating the exodus of Jews from Egypt and the Passover Seder, or ritual meal, to which she has invited Natalie, a non-religious cousin. When Natalie arrives, she hands her hostess a cake.
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June 24, 1993 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
An artist has selected a wall at the Valley Cities Jewish Community Center to create a memorial to the common heritage of Jews and other American minorities. "I'm trying to remind both Jews and non-Jews that there is this shared aspect of experience," said John Pitman Weber, a Chicago-based artist who received a $30,000 grant from the city of Los Angeles for the project.
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March 26, 1994 | TRACY WILSON
Jews in Ventura County are invited to a community Seder Sunday evening in Ventura to celebrate Passover, the holiday commemorating the Israelites' freedom from Egyptian slavery about 4,000 years ago. The Ventura Jewish Council-Temple Beth Torah, one of the county's largest synagogues, is sponsoring the Seder at 5:15 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road.
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April 14, 1990 | IRA RIFKIN
The mass migration of Soviet Jews to Israel has infused Passover 1990 with a contemporary significance that has dominated celebration of the eight-day holiday, during which Jews commemorate their physical and spiritual redemption. Jewish leaders have likened the resettlement of Soviet Jewry to the Old Testament exodus of Jews from Egypt that constitutes the biblical basis for Passover, which began Monday and Tuesday evenings with two ritual seder meals.
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February 24, 1990 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a windy plateau adjoining the vast City of the Dead, 350 crumbling Jewish tombs represent much of what remains of the people Moses delivered out of slavery. Amid the honking taxis and high-rise apartment buildings that now populate the cities of Egypt, the Jews seem destined to disappear from the country forever. More than 150,000 Jews dominated Egypt's wealthy merchant class in the early 20th Century. Now, barely 64 are believed to remain. There is in all of Cairo only one Jewish family.
NEWS
February 5, 1990 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two masked men armed with machine guns and hand grenades opened fire on an Israeli tour bus Sunday, killing at least nine passengers and wounding 16 others on a narrow stretch of desert highway near Cairo. Authorities said the bus, bound for the Egyptian capital with 31 Israeli tourists, was forced to stop shortly before dusk by two men who climbed aboard and began attacking passengers with machine guns and at least four grenades.
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April 10, 2003 | Chris Pasles, Times Staff Writer
The Emperor String Quartet applied forceful, bright, even harsh attacks to works by James MacMillan, Harrison Birtwistle, Benjamin Britten and William Walton on Monday in the Bing Theater at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The subtitle of MacMillan's String Quartet No. 2, "Why Is This Night Different?," suggests programmatic intentions. The question comes from the Seder service that commemorates the exodus of the Jews from Egypt.
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March 26, 1999 | JAMES E. FOWLER
For Jews, who begin observance of Passover at sundown Wednesday, the exodus from Egypt symbolizes redemption. More than just a history lesson, redemption is real, liberation is ongoing and the possibility of salvation is ever-present, says Rabbi Amy R. Scheinerman, who maintains a virtual synagogue on the World Wide Web. * Tradition has it that the newly liberated Jews left Egypt at midnight in such a hurry that they didn't have time to let their bread dough rise.
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