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The largest city in Morocco, located in the west of the country on the Atlantic Ocean Coast, formerly within the French protectorate of Morocco.

Beth El, the Main Synagogue of Casablance, Rue Verlet Hanus, Tradition: Moroccan Orthodox Sephardi population: 5,998. Jewish population: 6,000 According to Yitzchak Schier, the Casablanca community has school(s), Jewish bookstore(s), Jewish cemetery, Jewish community center(s), Jewish day school(s), kosher market(s), kosher products in other markets, kosher restaurant(s), mikvah, and mohel(im). Additional information provided by Alain Amar. Source: [May 2001]

CEMETERY: "The Jewish cemetery in the mellah is open and quiet, with well-kept white stone markers in French, Hebrew and Spanish. Once a year, Casablancans celebrate a hiloula, or prayer festival, at the tomb of the Jewish saint, Eliahou." Source:  [February 2002]

UPDATE: Mellah Cemetery maintained by three Muslim families. The 50 year-old site has broken stones and barely legible inscriptions. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [February 2002]

 

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