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Selected Bibliography

Lecture of Prof. Uri M. Kupferschmidt at the Inauguration of the Chair, 14.10.2013:

Prof. Uri M. Kupferschmidt, Mémoire Et Histoire :"L'oncle Isaac" Et/Ou Dr Isacco Giuseppe Levi (French).

Prof. Uri M. Kupferschmidt, Memory and History: "Uncle Isaac" and/or Dr. Isacco Giuseppe Levi (English).

Prof. Uri M. Kupferschmidt, Relevant bibliography


Barda, R. (2011). Egyptian-Jewish emigres in Australia. Amherst, NY: Camb 


Link to University of Haifa library

Aharoni, A. & Colleagues (2014). The Golden Age of The Jews from Egypt uprooting and revival In Israel. Holon: Orion

Link to University of Haifa library


R. Abbott, "Forked parallelism in Egyptian, Ugaritic and Hebrew poetry", In: Tyndale Bulletin, 62,1 (2011), pp. 41–64.

A. Aciman, Out of Egypt: A Memoir. New York 1994.

A. Aciman, Letters of Transit: Reflection on Exile, Identity, Language, and Loss, New York 1999.

D. Abramovich, "Conjuring Egypt in Israeli literature: Yitzhak Gormezano Goren's "Blanche"", In: Australian Journal of Jewish Studies, 22 (2008), pp. 5–25.

A. Aharoni, A. Israel-Pelletier and L. Zamir, History and Culture of the Jews of Egypt in Modern Times, Tel Aviv 1998.

Bat Yeor, Les juifs en Egypte: apercu sur 3000 ans d'histoire, Geneve 1971.

E. Bareket, Fustat on the Nile: The Jewish Elite in Medieval Egypt, Leiden 1999.

H.I. Bell, Cults and creeds in Graeco-Roman Egypt, Chicago 1969.

H.I. Bell & E. Walter, Jews and Christians in Egypt: the Jewish troubles in Alexandria and the Athanasian controversy, London 1924.

W.B. Brinner, "The Egyptian Karaite Community in the Late Nineteenth Century", S.R Brunswick (ed.), Studies in Judaica, Karaitica and Islamica, Presented to Leon Nemoy on his Eightieth Birthday, Ramat-Gan 1982, pp. 127–144.

V. Burr, Tiberius Iulius Alexander, Bonn 1955.

G. Cabasso, Juifs d'Egypte: images et textes, Paris 1984.

P. Cachia, "Themes related to Christianity and Judaism in modern Egyptian drama and fiction", In: Journal of Arabic Literature, 2 (1971), pp. 178–194.

J. Calvert, "Radical Islamism and the Jews: the view of Sayyid Qutb". In: Studies in Jewish Civilization, 8 (1996), pp. 213–229.

J. Chinitz, "Living in Egypt", In: Conservative Judaism, 35, 2 (1982), pp. 63–66.

J. Saedas, "Without Return: Memoris of an Egyptian Jew 1930-1957", Thebes Press, 2017.

M. R. Cohen, Jewish Self-Government in Medieval Egypt, Princeton, N.J. 1980.

A. Cuffel, "Call and response: European Jewish emigration to Egypt and Palestine in the Middle Ages", In: Jewish Quarterly Review, 90,1-2 (1999), pp. 61–102.

M. El-Kadoshi, The Karaite Jews of Egypt, 1882-1986, 2nd Edition, New York 2006.

M. El-Kodsi, Just for the record in the history of the Karaite Jews of Egypt in modern times, N.Y. 2002.

M. Fargeon, Les juifs en Egypte: depuis les origines jusqu'a ce jour. histoire generale suivie d'un Apercu-Documentaire, Caire 1938.

L. Fuchs, Die Juden Aegyptens in ptolemaischer und romischer Zeit, Wien 1924.

L.A. Frankl, Aus Egypten, Wien 1860.

M.A. Friedman, "Social realities in Egypt and Maimonides' ruling in family law", In: Maimonides as Codifier of Jewish Law, (1987), pp. 225–236.

I.A. Ghali, L'Egypte et les juifs dans l'antiquite, Paris 1969.

M.J. Goff, "Hellenistic instruction in Palestine and Egypt: Ben Sira and Papyrus Insinger, In: Journal for the Study of Judaism in the Persian", Hellenistic and Roman Period, 36,2 (2005), pp. 147–172.

B.L. Gordon ,New Judea: Jewish life in modern Palestine and Egypt, New York 1977.

R. J.H. Gottheil & W.H. Hoyt, Fragments from the Cairo Genizah in the Freer Collection, New York 1927.

J. Hassoun, Juifs du Nil, Paris 1981.

J. Hassoun (ed.), Juifs d'Egypte: Images et Textes, Paris 1984.

J. Hathaway, "The grand vizier and the false messiah: the Sabbatai Sevi controversy and the Ottoman reform in Egypt", In: Journal of the American Oriental Society, 117,4 (1997), pp. 665–671.

M. Hawary, "Muslim-Jewish relations in Ayyubid Egypt", 1171-1250, In: The Meeting of Civilizations, (2009), pp. 66–73.

S. Herrmann, Israel in Egypt, London 1973.

O. Irsai. "Christian historigraphers' reflections on Jewish-Christian violence in fifth-century Alexandria", In: Jews, Christians, and the Roman Empire, (2013), pp. 137–153.

H.S. Khalilieh, "Legal aspects from a Cairo Geniza responsum on the Islamic law of the sea", In: Jewish Quarterly Review, 96,2 (2006), pp. 180–202.

J.T. Kenney, "Jews, Kharijites and the debate over religious extremism in Egypt", In: Muslim-Jewish Encounters, (1998), pp. 65–86.

G. Krämer, The Jews in Modern Egypt, 1914-1952, London 1989.

R. Lamdan, "The mercies of the court: Jewish women seeking divorce in sixteenth-century Palestine, Syria and Egypt", In: Nashim, 1 (1998), pp. 51–69.

J.M Landau, "Abu Naddara: An Egyptian Jewish Nationalist", The Journal of Jewish Studies 3 (1952), pp. 30–44.

J.M Landau, Jews in Nineteenth-Century Egypt, New York 1969.

J.M. Landau, Middle Eastern themes: papers in history and politics, London 1973.

J.M Landau, "The Beginning of Modernization in Education: The Jewish Community in Egypt as a Case Study", W.R Polk & R.L Chambers (eds.), Beginnings of Modernization in the Middle East – The Nineteenth Century, Chicago-London 1968, pp. 299–312.

M.M Laskier, The Jews of Egypt 1920–1970 – In The Midst of Zionism, Anti-Semitism, and the Middle East Conflict, New York 1992.

A. Mallon, Les hebreux en Egypte, Roma 1921.

J. Mann, The Jews in Egypt and in Palestine, London 1969.

D.B.J Marmer, "Patrilocal residence and Jewish court documents in medieval Cairo", In: Judaism and Islam, (2000), pp. 67–82.

M. Mizrahi, "The Role of Jews in Economic Development", S. Shamir (ed.), The Jews of Egypt in Modern Times, Boulder-London 1987, pp. 85–93.

M. Mizrachi, L'Egypte et ses Juifs : le temps revolu, XIXe et XXe siècle, Geneve 1977.

A.L. Motzkin, The Arabic correspondence of Judge Elijah and his family (papers from the Cairo Geniza): a chapter in the social history of thirteenth century Egypt, Ann Arbor, Mich 1966.

P. Montet, Le drame D'avaris: essai sur la penetration des Semites en Egypte, Paris 1941.

J.M.R Oppenheim, "Egypt and Sudan", R.S Simon, M.M Laskier & S. Reguer (eds.), The Jews of the Middle and North Africa in Modern Times, New York 2003, pp. 409–403.

J. Paget, "Jews and Christians in ancient Alexandria from the Ptolemies to Caracalla". In: Alexandria, Real and Imagined, (2004), pp. 143–166.

W.M. F Petrie & J.G. Duncan, Hyksos and Israelite cities, London 1906.

W.M.F. Petrie, The status of the Jews in Egypt, London 1922.

W.M. F Petrie & J.G. Duncan, Egypt and Israel, London 1923.

L. Prager, "Yiddish Theater in Cairo", Bulletin of the Israeli Academic Center in Cairo 16 (1992), pp. 24–30.

D.S. Richards, "Dhimmi problems in fifteenth-century Cairo: reconsideration of a court document", In: Studies in Muslim-Jewish Relations, I (1993), pp. 127–163.

C.A. Rollston, "Ben Sira 38:24-39:11 and the "Egyptian Satire of the Trades": a reconsideration", In: Journal of Biblical Literature, 120,1 (2001), pp. 131–139.

G.M. Rosenbaum, "Oaths in modern spoken Egyptian Judeo-Arabic with a comparison to oaths taken by Christians and Muslims", In: Folia Orientalia, 49 (2012), pp. 449–466.

J.T. Sanders, "A Hellenistic Egyptian parallel to Ben Sira", In: Journal of Biblical Literature, 97,2 (1978), pp. 257–258.

V.D. Sanua, Egyptian Jewry: guide to Egyptian Jewry in the mid-fifties of the 20th century; the beginning of the demise of a vibrant Egyptian Jewish community. Brooklyn, N.Y. 2005.

S. Shamir (ed.), The Jews of Egypt in Modern Times, Boulder-London 1987.

S. Shamir, "Acceptance of the Other: liberal interpretations of Islam and Judaism in Egypt and Israel", In: Journal of Jewish Studies, 53,2 (2002), pp. 201–222.

N. Shupak, "Female imagery in Proverbs 1-9 in the light of Egyptian sources", In: Vetus Testamentum, 61,2 (2011), pp. 310–323.

D. Starr, "Sensing the city: representations of Cairo’s "harat al-yahud"". In: Prooftexts, 26,1–2 (2006), pp. 138–162.

S. Shtober, "The establishment of the "Ri'asat al-Yahud" in medieval Egypt as portrayed in the chronicle "Divrey Yosef": myth or history?", In: Revue des Etudes Juives, 164,1–2 (2005), pp. 33–54.

R. Snir, ""A carbon copy of Ibn al-Balad"?: The pariticipation of Egyptian Jews in modern Arab culture", In: Archív Orientální, 74,1 (2006), pp. 37–64.

W. Spiegelberg, Der Aufenthalt Israels in Agypten im Lichte der agyptischen Monumente, Strassburg 1904.

I.M. Sterner, Jews in Egypt: communists and citizens, Munster 2004.

S. Ward, "Ibn al-Rif'a on the churches and synagogues of Cairo". In: Medieval Encounters, 5,1 (1999), pp. 70–84.

G. Weiss, "Formularies (Shetarot) reconstructed from the Cairo Geniza", In: Gratz College Annual of Jewish Studies, 2 (1973), pp. 29–42.

J. Yahalom, "The context of Hebrew imitations of "muwassahat" in Egypt", In: Poesía estrófica, (1991), pp. 357–366.

Z.M. Zohar, "Halakhic responses of Syrian and Egyptian rabbinical authorities to social and technological change", In: Studies in Contemporary Jewry, 2 (1986), pp. 18–51.

Z.M. Zohar, "Halakha, suicide and social policy", In: Hagar, 3,1 (2002), pp. 85–102.

Z.M. Zohar, "Sephardic rabbinic response to transformations in the social life of Egyptian Jews (c. 1882-1914)", In: Eshkolot, (2002), pp. 236–269.

More bibliography (in Hebrew)