VOLUBILIS: Print

An archaeological site in northern Morocco, situated near the city of Meknes.

"Hebrew grave markers and the ruins of a synagogue were found at the Roman colony of Volubilis." Source: The Jewish Travel Guide . London: Jewish Chronicle, 1992. Submitted by This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Jewish community hired Muslim families to live in the cemeteries and care for them. At many, an organized Hilula (kind of like a Yahrzeit for a great Rabbi) once a year, among other things, promotes upkeep of the sites. The local Jewish community or the Joint Distribution Committee (which had been very active) 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. Guided by local Jews, I also visited many other cemetery sites. Source: "Baruch"; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it :

"North of Meknes ... a well-preserved Roman city, where archaeologists found the first traces of Jewish settlement in Morocco. Source [February 2002]

 

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