|EL JADIDA (Mazagan):|
A port city in western Morocco, on the Atlantic Ocean coast, south of Casablanca and about 175 kilometers north of Marrakech. It was previusly known as Mazagan.
CEMETERY: "In El Jadida, the 18th century Portuguese citadel later served as the Jewish quarter. It is possible to climb the bastions, where a Star of David can be seen on an abandoned synagogue, which was converted from a Portuguese court house. Next to the Portuguese city is a large Jewish cemetery. The tombstones of Jewish translators and employees of foreign consuls demonstrates [sic] the Jewish role in 19th century trade with Europe. The saint Yahia Assouline is buried in this cemetery." Source [February 2002]
See also separate article on Sidi Rahal, just south of El Jedida.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 February 2010 10:50|