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Morocco

Moroccan Jewish Community postpones hiloula and bans visits to nursing homes

As part of preventive measures against the coronavirus the Council of Jewish Communities in Morocco decided to postpone the date of the “Hiloula” in Meknes.

Moroccan Jewish Community celebrates Rabbi Eliezer Davila’s Hiloula

Several hundred members of the Moroccan Jewish community gathered at the Israelite cemetery in Rabat to celebrate the of Rabbi Eliezer Davila.

Morocco opens centre for Jewish culture

Morocco’s king has inaugurated a centre dedicated to Jewish culture in the city of Essaouira.

King of Morocco visits Jewish heritage site

Moroccan King Mohammed VI visited "Bayt Dakira", a spiritual and heritage space that seeks to preserve and enhance the Judeo-Moroccan memory in the old medina of Essaouira, as part of the monarch’s ongoing effort to revive the country’s Jewish heritage.

Moroccan authorities demolish Holocaust memorial being built near Marrakech

Moroccan authorities demolished a Holocaust memorial that was being built by a German NGO near Marrakesh, allegedly without a permit.

Moroccan Jews gather for pilgrimage to newly-renovated Al-Jadida cemetery

Moroccan officials and Jewish community leaders celebrated the renovation of a Jewish cemetery in the coastal city of Al Jadida.

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