Last Wednesday, the Rambam’s graduation took place in Egypt, led by Rabbi Avraham Dayan, the last rabbi of Alexandria and a member of the Union of Rabbis in the Islamic Countries, today serving as a rabbi in Italy. The Israeli ambassador to Egypt Amira Oron also participated in the event.
The event was also attended by Rabbi Yosef Nefusi Shlita, who previously served as the rabbi of the city of Alexandria. There were also Chabad rabbis from Italy and France, the group also visited the Jewish cemetery in Cairo and Alexandria.
In a statement on behalf of the Union of Rabbis in the Islamic Countries, it is written: “In honor of the genius rabbis of Israel who are gathering for a party for the Torah Gemara, the end of the Rambam in Egypt 1711 led by our great friend Rabbi Avraham Dayan, Israel’s Rabbi of Alexandria, from Moses until Moses did not rise like Moses “.
Moshe Rabbnu AH was born in Egypt, and Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon his Torah was revealed in Egypt and the light of his Torah enlightened the whole world. : Shaar Hashemim Synagogue in Cairo and Elijah the Prophet Synagogue in Alexandria – to mark the completion of the study of the Sefer Mishna Torah, Yad HaHezka, which the Rambam composed a work that encompasses the entire Torah, from a study path that unites all the people of Israel wherever they are – a unity through the study of the Torah , because it is our life and the length of our days – is a historical landmark that indicates the continuity of the ancient and honorable community of the Jews of Egypt.”
It was also said: “We all pray and hope for the strengthening of the Jewish community in Egypt, and that we will be able to ascend to Tsion Brina when the Redeemer comes soon, in the name of the great rabbinical elders of Israel, the members of the Presidential Council and the rabbis, members of the Union of Rabbis in the Islamic countries, who live in the countries: Albania, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Iran , Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo, Morocco, Nigeria, Tunisia, Turkey, Ivory Coast, Central Africa, the United Arab Emirates, Uganda and Uzbekistan, as well as those who live in the republics of Tatarstan, Skurtostan and Northern Cyprus.”
Rabbi Menachem Mendel Hitrik Chairman of the Union of Rabbis – Turkey.
Members of the Executive Committee: Rabbi Israel Ozan – Nigeria, Rabbi Chaim Hillel Azimov – Northern Cyprus, Rabbi Levi Bannon – Morocco, Rabbi Levi Duchman – United Arab Emirates, Rabbi Isaiah Cohen – Kazakhstan, Rabbi Shneor Segal – Azerbaijan.
The end of Maimonides in Egypt
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