Egypt’s last Jews

Egypt’s last Jews, by Emmanuel Parisse.

There were between 80,000 and 120,000 Jews in Egypt up until the mid-20th century. … Today, the Jews of Egypt are estimated to number 18, with 12 of them in the coastal city of Alexandria. …

Although the tiny community has been spared recent attacks by jihadists targeting Christians, the Sha’ar Hashamayim synagogue was attacked in 2010. An assailant hurled a suitcase containing a homemade bomb at the synagogue’s entrance, causing no damage.