Nadia Haroun, deputy head of Egypt’s dwindling Jewish community, dies


Nadia Haroun, the deputy head of Egypt’s tiny Jewish community, has died.

Haroun, 59, whose sister, Magda, heads the community, was buried Tuesday in Cairo. She died after suffering a heart attack last week.

Hundreds attended Haroun’s funeral, including several Egyptian public figures, Ahram Online reported.

Haroun was a lawyer and an architect. Her father, Chehata, was a nationalist politician who was anti-Zionist.

There reportedly are fewer than 100 Jews living in Egypt.