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A town in northern Morocco, betwee Fez and Tangier. From 1912 to 1956, It was under French rule.

"This Moslem holy village (167 miles from Casablanca) is also holy to Jews for the tomb of the miracle-working Rabbi Amram, who came to Morocco from Hebron to collect money for Israel and died in this mountain village in 1782." Source: Freedman, Warren. World Guide for the Jewish Traveler . NY: E.P. Dutton Inc, 1984. Submitted by This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

"Further North is Ouezzane, a town controlled by an important Muslim fraternity who encouraged Jewish traders and agriculturists to live near-by. East of Ouezzane is the village of Azjen, where the tomb of the most important Jewish saint, Amram Ben Diwane, is found. The Lag B'Omer pilgrimages to his grave attract hundreds of Jews from both inside and beyond Morocco." Source [February 2002]

 

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