Calling Jews from Egypt and heritage enthusiasts
Many of you showed a keen interest in our Egyptian Heritage event on Wednesday 17th January.
The context: In 2017, the Egyptian government addressed many Jewish Heritage issues positively.
While obstacles still remain and sensitivity on the issue still runs high, a new proactive preservation approach has emerged affecting synagogues, cemeteries and Torah scrolls.
Two founding members of the Nebi Daniel Association which campaigns to preserve Egypt's Jewish Heritage, Roger Bilboul and Yves Fedida, talked to us about their charity's activities, including, most excitingly for most of you, the exceptionally exclusive work of documenting Egypt's Torah scrolls.
Photography by Maurice Hoffman; Filming by Laurence Julius (Harif).