Cattaui, Moses

   Egyptian communal leader. He was president of the Jewish community of Cairo, and during the last year of his life was elected to the Egyptian parliament. He was decorated by the Egyptian and Austrian governments.

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  • CATTAUI — CATTAUI, Egyptian family of merchants and community leaders. The Cattaui family originated in the village of Catta, a few kilometers north of Cairo. joseph sambari , the historian who lived during the 17th century, was a member of this family. At …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Cattaui, Joseph Asian — (1861 1942)    Egyptian politican, nephew of Moses Cattaui. He was an official in the ministry of public works, directed a sugar factory, and set up other industrial plants. In 1915 he became a member of the Egyptian delegation to London to… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • EGYPT — EGYPT, country in N.E. Africa, centering along the banks of the River Nile from the Mediterranean coast southward beyond the first cataract at Aswan. The ancient Egyptians named their land Kemi, the Black Land, while the neighboring Asiatic… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • POLITICS — Introduction Jewish involvement in national politics in the various countries in which they settled dates from the period of Jewish emancipation at the end of the 18th and the first half of the 19th century. In fact, personalities such as joseph… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • CAIRO — CAIRO, capital of egypt . The presence of Jews in Cairo can be traced to a very early date. Fustat (old Cairo) was founded in 641 by the Arab conqueror of Egypt, ʿAmr ibn al ʿÂṣ, near the Byzantine fortress Babylon. It is almost certain that Jews …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ṢARRĀF — ṢARRĀF, Arabic money changer, intendant, treasurer; ṣarrāfbashi, Arabic Turkish chief money changer, chief banker. In Islamic countries Muslims were all but forbidden to work in gold and silver, not only as goldsmiths and silversmiths but also as …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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