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Morocco

Olive tree planted in Casablanca as symbol of fraternity between Muslims and Jews

Muslim and Jewish civil society representatives in Casablanca, planted an olive tree as a symbol of fraternity and peace between members of the two monotheistic religions.

Chief Rabbi of Denmark commends Morocco’s religious coexistence culture

The Chief Rabbi of Denmark, Jair Melchoir, emphasised the importance of coexistence between Jews and Muslims in Morocco.

Moroccan schools to teach Jewish history and culture

Jewish history and culture in Morocco will soon be taught in Moroccan schools, as part of a revamp of an ongoing revamp of the country's curriculum.

Morocco warmly praised for national school curriculum teaching Judaism

Morocco has introduced a component covering its storied Jewish community into the national curriculum for school students, earning praise from Jewish leaders for the North African nation’s positive approach to pluralism.

Coronavirus forces first ever closure of centuries-old Marrakech synagogue

The centuries-old Slat Al Azama Synagogue in Marrakech, Morocco, sat silent for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic.

NGO offers online Hebrew courses in Moroccan Arabic dialect

The Mimouna Association, which works for the promotion of the Moroccan Jewish cultural heritage, offers free Hebrew online lessons in the Moroccan Arab dialect of Darija.

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