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Morocco makes history with Arab world’s 1st university synagogue

The fruits of the rapprochement between Israel and swathes of the Arab world continued to ripen this week, with Morocco becoming the first-ever Muslim country to inaugurate a synagogue at one of its universities.

Over 2,000 Moroccan Jews arrive in Essaouira to celebrate Hiloula of Rabbi Haim Pinto

A record of more than 2,000 members of the Moroccan Jewish community from across the world visited the Moroccan city of Essaouira to celebrate the Hiloula of Saint Rabbi Haim Pinto after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Morocco inaugurates Museum dedicated to Jewish History in Tangier

Tangier’s medina now has a museum dedicated to promoting and preserving the city's Jewish history. The inauguration of the Beit Yehuda museum took place with the presence of Jewish residents as well as local authorities in the Tangier region, including the Secretary General of the Council of Jewish Communities of Morocco Serge Berdugo.

Jewish Moroccan institutions revitalised

Morocco's Jewish community institutions, are to be reformed, seeking to receive Moroccan Jews from abroad, while Morocco and Israel have made a spectacular rapprochement.

King Mohammed VI endorses new authorities for Moroccan Judaism

King Mohammed VI endorsed a reorganisation of the Jewish community in Morocco,...

Rabat Appeal for the preservation of Judeo-African Heritage signed

A new document calling for the preservation of Jewish heritage in Africa has been signed within the framework of the second edition of the Jewish Africa Conference.

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