New Article on the IGRA website- “The Jews of Lebanon: History and Records” #announcements #education

Elena Bazes


IGRA (Israel Genealogy Research Association) has posted a new article on its website, - “The Jews of Lebanon: History and Records”  by Alain Farhi


In this article, Alain Farhi discusses the history and geography of Lebanon from ancient times through the 20th century, Lebanese records of Jewish residents, Jewish surnames, censuses, the size of the Jewish population, chief rabbis and more.


Alain Farhi started tracking the Farhi families in the early 1980s. His Les Fleurs de l’Orient” website currently numbers over 145,000 families and 320,000 names, the majority of these families are Sephardim. Farhi has been a speaker at IAJGS conferences and has published articles on various genealogy subjects. He is one of the founders of the International Institute for Jewish Genealogy, administrator of the Sephardic Heritage DNA Project at Family Tree DNA and a member of the Palm Beach, Florida, Jewish Genealogy Society.


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Elena Biegel Bazes

IGRA Publicity Chair

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