Levi, Davishon (Davichon Levy)
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Davishon Levi (Davichon Levy), from the city of Ioannina (Janina) in Epirus, was one of the six Jewish deputies in the Ottoman parliament during its second term from 1877 to 1878 (the others were Menahem Salah from Baghdad, Avram from Salonica, Yaver Disraeli and Salamon from Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Samuel Molho from Istanbul). During his parliamentary service, Levi  demonstrated great expertise in economics and fiscal policy.  He frequently called attention to the Ottoman government’s wasteful spending and rising debts, attacked some of its policies as irres…

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Aksel Erbahar, “Levi, Davishon (Davichon Levy)”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 25 September 2017
First published online: 2010



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