After her unexpected passing – Carmen Weinstein, 82, had been President of the tiny Jewish Community of Cairo for more than 15 years – Jews from Egypt all over the world are worried: Who will maintain the remaining synagogues? Who will tend the Bassatine Cemetery – or what is left from it – and preserve the many Jewish buildings still belonging to the community? Who will organize the next High Holiday services at Cairo’s Shaar Hashamayim Synagogue? Who will take care of the 10 or 20 Jewish widows still living in Cairo?

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