Jacob Safra


Jacob Safra

Jacob Safra ( _ar. يعقوب صفرا) was father of Edmond Safra. A Syrian Jewish banker from Aleppo [ cite news |first=Simon |last=Romero|title=INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS; The Safras of Brazil: Banking, Faith and Security |url=http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C00E5DC1E3EF93BA35751C1A96F958260&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=all |publisher=The New York Times |date=1999-12-8 |accessdate=2008-03-22 ] [cite book
last = Zenner
first = Walter P.
title = A Global Community: The Jews from Aleppo, Syria
publisher = Wayne State University Press
date = 2000
pages = pp. 102
isbn = 0-8143-2791-5
] [ [http://switzerland.isyours.com/e/celebrities/bios/76.html "Celebrities in Switzerland: Edmond Safra Biography"] ] . The Safras were bankers and gold traders engaged in the financing of trade between Aleppo, Istanbul and Alexandria [ cite web
title = Edmond J. Safra
url=http://www.shemayisrael.co.il/orgs/ozar/safra.htm
accessdate = 2008-03-22
] . When the Ottoman empire came apart, Jacob Safra, the former partner in Safra Freres, set up a separate banking business under his own name in Beirut in the year 1920. With its base in the Lebanon, the Jacob E. Safra Bank became the bank of choice for many of Syria's and Lebanon's rich Sephardic Jewish families, who trusted the Safras to manage their business and personal financial interests with care and discretion. Later when he moved to Brazil with his son, they founded the first Brazilian financial institution in 1955.

Safra Square in Jerusalem is named in honor of him and his wife Esther.

ee also

*Edmond Safra

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