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The Kingdom of Morocco is an Arab nation in Northwest Africa, with coasts on both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Most of Morocco, as the Sultanate of Morocco, maintained its independence from European colonial rule until 1912, when the greater part became became the French Protectorate of Morocco, the northern section (and an area to the south) became Spanish Morocco and Tangiers became an international city. Morocco regained its independence in 1956 as the Kingdom of Morocco, although the Spanish continue to own two small enclaves (Ceuta and Melilla) on the Mediterranean coast, which had been held by Spain since the fifteenth century. Between 1976 and 1979, Morocco annexed the former Spanish possession of Western Sahara, although such annexation has not been recognised by much of the international community.

 

MOROCCO - THE JEWISH COMMUNITY


JEWISH COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS:
Agadir:
Conseil des Communautes Israelites du Agadir ,
La Paternal Building, Avenue Hassan II.
Casablanca:
Conseil des Communautes Israelites du Marcoc ,
1 rue Abou Abdallah Al Mahassibi, Tel. (02) 22-28-61, 27-06-20, or 27-09-76.
El Jadida:
Conseil des Communautes Israelites du El Jadida ,
32 Boulevard Moulay Abdelhafid (03) 34-27-76.
Essaouira:
Conseil des Communautes Israelites du Essaouira,
29 rue des Syaghines. Tel. (04) 47-22-70.
Fez:
Conseil des Communautes Israelites du Fez ,
24 rue Zerktouni. Tel. (06) 62-05-93.
Marrakech:

Communauté Israёlite de Marrakech,
142 Av. Houmane El Fetouaki Imm., Ohayon Arset El Maâch Marrakech Médina
Tel. and Fax: + 212 44 38 98 53
Président: Mr. Jacky Kadoch, 16 Rue Renie Semlalia Marrakech, Tel. +212 61 13 99 35   Fax. +212 44 43 17 93

Meknes:
Conseil des Communautes Israelites du Meknes,
5 rue du Ghana. Tel. (05) 52-19-68 or 52-17-35.
Rabat:
Conseil des Communautes Israelites du Rabat ,
52 Bne-Snassen, Souissi, Rabat, Tel. 212 7 734 747, Fax. 212 7 722 155 or 9 rue Moulay Ismail. Tel. (07) 76-45-04 or 72-45-04.
Tetouan:
Conseil des Communautes Israelites du Tetouan ,
16 rue Moulay Labas. (09) 96-50-03 or 96-57-22.
Tangier:
Conseil des Communautes Israelites du Tangier ,
1 rue de la Liberte. Tel. (09) 93-38-66, 93-60-24, or 93-75-09.

Jewish community information:
History. [October 2000]
Information with excellent map. [February 2002]
Jewish Morocco [2000, updated 2007]
History of Jewish Community. [August 2009]

The Jewish community hired Muslim families to live in the cemeteries as caretakers. At many, there is an organized annual Hilula (a kind of Yahrzeit for a great Rabbi), which among other things promotes upkeep of the sites. The local Jewish community or via the Joint Distribution Committee (which had been very active there) can supplement information. As for specific information, in 1991, I paid my respects at cemeteries in the old city of Casablanca (the "Mellah"), El Jadida, Sefrou, Rabat/Sale. Source: " This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " who This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it visited in 1991.

Moroccan Jews constitute an ancient community. Before the founding of Israel in 1948, there were about 250,000 Jews in the country, but fewer than 7,000 or so remain in 2009.

"The Jews of Morocco represent a remnant of an ancient, thriving community that numbered more than a quarter of a million in 1956. Today [late 1990s] the largest community is in Casablanca, home to 5,000 Jews. There are small Jewish communities in Rabat (400), Marrakesh (250), Meknes (250), Tangier (150), Fez (150), and Tetuan (100). ... In addition to the Jewish communities, the major sites of pilgrimage for the Jewish traveler are the tombs of the holy sages, scattered around the country. The most popular are Rabbi Yehouda Benatar (Fez), Rabbi Chaim Pinto (Mogador), Rabbi Amram Ben Diwane (Ouezzan), and Rabbi Yahia Lakhdar (Beni-Ahmed)." source: Virtual Jerusalem [October 2000]

 


Title Filter     Display # 
# Burial Location
1 AGADIR:
2 AÏT-BEN-HADDOU
3 AKKA:
4 AZJEN
5 CASABLANCA:
6 CEUTA - see under Spanish North Africa
7 DEBDOU:
8 EL AAIÚN - see under Western Sahara
9 EL JADIDA (Mazagan):
10 ERFOUD
11 ESSAOUIRA (Mogador):
12 FEZ (Fès):
13 IFRANE D'ANTI-ATLAS (Oufrane):
14 IGHIL NORO:
15 ILIGH:
16 INEZGANE:
17 LAÂYOUNE - see under Western Sahara
18 MARRAKECH:
19 MAZAGAN - see El Jadida
20 MEKNES:
21 MELILLA - see under Spanish North Africa.
22 MOGADOR - see Essaouira
23 NADOR:
24 OUEZZANE:
25 OUFRANE - see Ifrane d'Anti-Atlas
26 OUJDA:
27 RABAT:
28 SAFI
29 SALE (Salé):
30 SEFROU:
31 SIDI RAHAL:
32 SIJILMASSA
33 TAGADIRT:
34 TANGIER:
35 TAROUDANT:
36 TETOUAN [Tetuán, Tétouan]
37 TIGHEDOUINE
38 TIOUTE:
39 VOLUBILIS:
40 ZAWIYA:
 
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