Moroccans, both Jewish and Muslim, are extremely proud of the coexistence that has always characterized this kingdom. While only a fraction of the once 300,000 strong Jewish community remains, there are former synagogues and cemeteries all over Morocco in both city and village.
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- Visit mellahs (Jewish quarters), synagogues (in use and as monuments), and cemeteries in most of the major cities, including: Fes,
- Marrakech, Casablanca, Rabat, Tangier, and Essaouira. The major communal institutions of Casablanca can be visited as well.
- Experience one of the unique aspects of Moroccan Jewish culture – the veneration of tzaddikim (righteous people) through annual pilgrimages to their tombs. For some tzaddikim, thousands of people come from all over Morocco and abroad.
- Visit remote, rural Jewish cemeteries and, in a few cases, remains of former synagogues.
- Shabbat lunch with a Jewish family in Marrakech.
- Meet leaders of the Jewish community in Casablanca and Marrakech.
- Curator-led tour of the only Jewish museum in an Arab country.
- Erev Shabbat services in Casablanca, Rabat, Fes, and Marrakech.
Oy. We have so much more up our sleeves.