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Leader of exiled Libyan Jewry dies

Raffaello Fellah, a leader of exiled Libyan Jewry, died at the age of 73.

Fellah, a Tripoli native, died last weekend in Rome. He and about 6,000 other Libyan Jews fled widespread persecution in 1967. Most moved to Israel, but Fellah was among about 2,000 Libyan Jews who settled in Italy.

A businessman, Fellah was a prominent figure in Italian Jewry, a past president of the World Organization of Libyan Jews and a member of the World Sephardic Federation. He also was a co-founder of a group aimed at promoting “trialogue” among Jews, Christians and Muslims.

 

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