Shmuel Moreh

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Shmuel Moreh

Shmuel Moreh (Hebrew: שמואל מורה‎; December 22, 1932 – September 22, 2017)[1] was a professor of Arabic Language and Literature at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He was awarded the Israel Prize in Middle Eastern studies in 1999.[2] He was born in Baghdad, Iraq.

In addition to having written many books and articles dealing with Arabic literature in general and Iraqi Jewish Arabic literature in particular, he has been a major contributor to Elaph, the first online independent daily journal in the Arabic language. Professor Moreh wrote in Arabic, Hebrew, and English.

Moreh died on September 22, 2017 in Tel Aviv, Israel at the age of 84.

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  1. "Shmuel Moreh, guardian of Iraq's Jewish memory, dies".
  2. "Professor Shmuel Moreh Autobiography and Poetry". Retrieved March 1, 2011.