VISITING JEWISH MOROCCO

 

 

 

 

MAP OF MOROCCAN JEWISH
COMMUNITIES IN THE TWENTIETH
CENTURY


THE ROLE OF JEWS IN
MOROCCAN SOCIETY

JEWS IN MOROCCAN HISTORY
From the Beginning to the Arab Conquest
Arab and Berber Dynasties From the 7th to the 17th Century
The Alaouite Dynasty
The European Intervention
The Moroccan Protectorate
Independent Morocco

SITES OF JEWISH INTEREST
Casablanca
The Imperial Cities
Fez
Marrakesh
Meknes
Rabat
Coastal Cities and Towns
Sale
El Jadida (Mazagan)
Essaouira (Mogador)
Agadir and the Anti-Atlas
Northern Cities and Towns
Tetouan
Tangier
Sefrou
The East
The Southern Oases
Conclusion

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS AND CONTACTS

 

Bibliography

 

WHY JEWS EMIGRATED 

F ROM MOROCCO 

 

VISITING JEWISH MOROCCO  

      POST-SEPTEMBER 11

 

TERROR ATTACKS OF SEPTEMBER 2003

 

MAY 16, 2003 SUICIDE BOMBING OF CASABLANCA JEWISH SITES

 

MORE ON JEWS IN THE OASES 

AND ANTI-ATLAS:   

Ifrane-Anti-Atlas(Oufrane)                               

Taroudant

Taliouine

The Draa Valley

Agdz District

Zagora

Mhamid

 

THE FOUNDATION FOR  MOROCCAN  

     JEWISH HERITAGE

THE MUSEUM OF MOROCCAN  JUDAISM 

     OF CASABLANCA

 

TEACHERS GUIDES ON MOROCCAN JEWS

FOR  3RD GRADERS

FOR 6TH GRADERS

LINKS

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Tombs of Jewish Saints

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In a short visit to Morocco, the importance that Jews once played in the country is not readily apparent. Much of Jewish Morocco is hidden from view, but with the right guide, a tourist can gain a rich understanding not only of the role of Jews in Moroccan society, but also of the fascinating role of Moroccan Jews in the Jewish world. Jews and Arabs lived a symbiotic existence until the middle of the twentieth century. Moroccan kings protected the Jews from harm and helped some of them develop the wealth that sustained the monarchy for many years.  Today, no more than 5,000 Jews remain, compared to 300,000 in 1950.  I lived in Morocco from 1988-1992, built a home there and have had the opportunity to visit dozens of Jewish communities and hundred of Jewish sites throughout the country.  Come join me as I serve as your guide for a virtual tour of Jewish Morocco.      Rick Gold

 

 

About Rick Gold

 

 

 

 

Anyone wishing to obtain a copy of images from Beth Hatefutsoth 

should apply directly at http://www.bh.org.il or bharciv2@post.tau.ac.il

 

 

 

rickgold@mindspring.com

 

 

 

 

Rick Gold
Cairo, Egypt

 

The author with Hananiyah Elfassie, the Jewish-Berber caretaker of the tomb of Saint Rabbi
Saloman Ben Elhans in Aghbalou, in the mountains 

south of Marrakesh