Chouraqui, André
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A self-proclaimed “man of three worlds” (Algeria, Paris, Jerusalem), Natan André Chouraqui was, in his own eyes, more scribe and linguist than politician or theologian. Yet the profound political and theological influence of his life work remains a clarion call for a return to  harmony amidst the three Abrahamic faiths. 

André (Natan) Chouraqui was born in Aïn Témouchent, Algeria, on August 11, 1917. The Chouraqui family traced its lineage back to the Balearic Islands, and then to Suraka, Spain, where the name Chouraqui seems to have originated (from Ar. sharq, east). Immersed in Sc…

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Aubrey L. Glazer, “Chouraqui, André”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 23 August 2017
First published online: 2010



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