Leader of Egypt's dwindling Jewish community dies at 82, worked to preserve synagogues

April 13, 2013 6:49 PM

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Leader of Egypt's dwindling Jewish community dies at 82, worked to preserve synagogues

CAIRO – The leader of Egypt's dwindling and aging Jewish community, known for her tireless work preserving synagogues and a once-sprawling Jewish cemetery, died Saturday at the age of 82.

Carmen Weinstein will be buried on Thursday in the Bassatine cemetery she herself worked to save since 1978. It is the only Jewish cemetery left in Cairo and is the largest in Egypt.

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