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Six issues of the Tunisian Jewish newspaper Al-Najma

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Six issues of the Tunisian Jewish newspaper Al-Najma [The Star] founded by Makhlouf Nagar - an important Tunisian Jewish newspaper printed in Arabic - Jewish, which accompanied Tunisian Jewry for about 40 years.

* Issue dated September 22, 1950.

* Issue dated January 6, 1956.

* Issue dated April 20, 1956.

* Issue dated February 6, 1956.

* Issue dated June 3, 1956.

* Issue dated April 13, 1956.

In 1920, the important Jewish-Tunisian newspaper Al-Najma was founded by the editor Makhlouf Najar [1888-1963] - a Tunisian Jewish writer, playwright, journalist and poet. Founded and managed a large printing house. In his youth he lived at his grandfather's house in Sousse. Najjar was fluent in Hebrew, Jewish - Arabic, literary Arabic and French. From an early age he began to engage in journalistic and literary writing for the various Jewish newspapers of Tunisia in Jewish - Arabic. The Al-Najma (The Star), a weekly political, scientific, literary, and economic weekly for the next four decades (until 1961) and was the only Jewish newspaper to continue publishing even after Tunisia's independence (1956). During World War II, the Vichy regime stopped publishing the paper, but it was published again after that. The newspaper had subscribers throughout Tunisia as well as among the Jewish communities in Algeria and Morocco, and it dealt with all matters of the period. In light of the fact that most of the Maghreb Jews adopted French culture, Najar decided to publish the newspaper precisely in Jewish Arabic in order to preserve the language, but in order not to completely lose French readers in some years the last page of the paper was written in that language. The Najar newspaper and printing house ceased operations in 1961 following fears of bizerte events. Najar died in Sousse about two years later, in 1963.

[6] Issues.. Folding marks. general condition good.

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138. Six issues of the Tunisian Jewish newspaper Al-Najma