Casablanca Jewish Heritage


CASABLANCA JEWISH HERITAGE TOUR ►Pick up at the Your Hotel or The Port in Casablanca at 9:00am. Casablanca Jewish Heritage Tour & Community: The 4,500 Casablancan Jews in Casablanca live outside the mellah in the European city, where they worship in over 30 synagogues, eat in kosher restaurants, entertain themselves in community centers, and attend…

The Jews of Morocco


1948 Jewish population: 265,000 2003: 5,5001 Jews have been living in Morocco since the time of Antiquity. Prior to WWII, the Jewish population of Morocco reached 225,000. Although, Jews were not deported during WWII, they did suffer humiliation under the Vichy government. Following the U.S. landing in 1943, a few pogroms did occur. In June 1948, bloody…

VISITING JEWISH MOROCCO


VISITING JEWISH MOROCCO Morocco is the only country in the Arab World both rich in Jewish history and with a living Jewish community. Both Jewish and non-Jewish tourists have delighted in its ancient walled cities, thriving markets, and sumptuous feasts. With a little effort, the tourist interested in the Jewish heritage of Morocco can discover…

History of the Jews in Morocco


History [edit]Under the Romans When the Jews began to disperse throughout the Roman empire after the dissolution of the Jewish state in 70 CE, many settled in Mauretania including part of modern-day Morocco. These settlers engaged in agriculture, cattle-raising, and trades. They were divided into bodies akin to tribes, governed by their respective heads, and…

לבקר במרוקו


מקור השם שם הממלכה המלא משמעותו “הממלכה המערבית” (בערבית: المملكة المغربية), או “ממלכת המערב”. “אל-מע’רב אל-ערבי” (כלומר “המערב הערבי”, נכתב לעתים קרובות בעברית “המגרב”) הוא השם הערבי המקובל לאזור צפון-מערב אפריקה, וממנו נובע שמה של הממלכה. השם “מרוקו” בשאר השפות מקורו בשמה של בירת מרוקו לשעבר – העיר “מרקש” (פירוש שמה: “ארץ האלים” בשפה הברברית). [עריכה]היסטוריה…