On Eve of Rosh Hashanah, Only 12 Jews Remain in Egypt


egypt-protestsOn the eve of Rosh Hashanah 5775, what was once the second biggest Jewish community in the world is on the verge of disappearing.

Until the 1950s, there were around 100,000 Jews living in Egypt. Now, only 12 remain. “We are dying, we are drowning, we are finished,” the elected head of the Jewish community, Magda Haroun, told the BBC.

According to the report, nothing remains of the once large and glorious Jewish community but a couple of synagogues. The ancient scriptures are just one example of the cultural and religious heritage Haroun feels will be lost forever. Read more.

{Matzav.com Israel}


  1. That’s one less than when the brothers went to get food from there:

    1)Reuven 2) Shimon 3) Levi 4) Yehuda 5) Yissachar 6) Zevulun 7) Dan 8) Naftali 9)Gad 10) Asher 11)Yosef 12)Menashe 13) Ephraim