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Morocco

Meet the Muslim woman who oversees Morocco’s Jewish legacy

Zhor Rehihil serves as the curator of the Museum of Moroccan Judaism. Among the relics she safeguards are a carefully wrapped ancient Torah scroll, ornamental brass lamps, and decades-old siddurim, or Jewish prayer books.

Morocco’s small Jewish community in mourning as virus death toll reaches 12

Morocco’s small Jewish community has been hit hard by the coronavirus, losing 12 of its members after a wedding and a religious ceremony - 10% of the Kingdom’s total deaths.

Rabbinical High Court in Morocco calls for measures to be respected

The Rabbinical High Court of Morocco has called on the Jewish community to respect the rules and preventive measures taken by each of the countries in which it is residing in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

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.

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