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Gabbay, Moris
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Moris Gabbay, born into a Sephardic family in Istanbul in 1922, is a Turkish Jewish left-wing political activist, writer, and public intellectual. In his childhood and youth, he witnessed the transformation of the multi-ethnic and multi-religious Ottoman Empire into the Turkish Republic, a period during which non-Muslims were expected to give up their religious autonomy and linguistic traditions and become “new citizens” of a homogeneous nation-state.

Gabbay received his religious and elementary school education in the Jewish Primary School, and then moved on …

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Cengiz Sisman, “Gabbay, Moris”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 27 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_000751>
First published online: 2015



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