Jewish and bourgeois in the Levant

A peek at the life of Egyptian Jews in the first half of the 20th century.

By ILANA STUTLAND
June 14, 2018 16:36
4 minute read.
RLETTE SIDES with her daughter in Ras el-Bar, Egypt, in 1953

RLETTE SIDES with her daughter in Ras el-Bar, Egypt, in 1953. (photo credit: DR. LIAT SIDES'S PRIVATE FAMILY ALBUMS)

‘I was surprised by how emotional I became during my research about the immigration of Egyptian Jews to Israel. I understand my late mother so much better now,” reveals Dr. Liat Sides.

“My mother died of cancer, but the entire time she was sick, she insisted that she was healthy. She completely disregarded all the tests that showed that the cancer had spread throughout her body: ‘I’m not sick. This is the way I choose to live.’ I think this is a result of her outlook having grown up in the Levant.”

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