Eshhad Minority Profile: Jews

The Jewish community in Egypt has dwindled to a margin of its original size as a result of forced deportation or voluntary migration, both responses to political and social discrimination.

Anti-Semitic hate speech has become a mainstay of Egyptian popular culture, confronting Egypt’s remaining Jews with the constant threat of harassment.

Synagogues in Egypt are closed most of the time, as security concerns and a lack of congregants have forced the cessation of all religious ceremonies. The buildings and Jewish cemeteries have been desecrated.

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