Chief Rabbi Haim Nahum Effendi has been appointed a member of the Egyptian Academy by the Egyptian government. He is the first Jew to be admitted to the Academy, which is modeled after the French Academy.
Rabbi Effendi, a close personal friend of King Fuad, is widely recognized as a scholar and teacher.
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