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Walking in the area of the old Jewish quarter, a man walked in front of us and was gesturing to come have a look in the building. We really weren’t sure !!!
We followed him up the small staircase and he began to explain in...More
This was delapidated for many years, and is only slowly being restored. We did not have the benefit of a guide, so relied on the photographs to explain what had happened. Given its previous state, it is a veritable phoenix. The stairs to the upper...More
We knew that the Jews, Muslims and Christians live in peace in Morocco and so wanted to find out more.
The synagogue is at the bottom of the medina where there is loads of building and restoration to do. Only two extended Jewish families still...More
It is a shame the world isnt like this. The Muslim guide who looks after the Synagogue treats it it with great deference and respect which in today's difficult times is a joy. This little piece of history is worth a visit and is a...More
of one of the few remaining Temples in the ancient city of Essaouira...whose history was
a testement to a vibrant multi culture living comfortably side by side..This small mid 1800s
temple is also a remarkable comment on one man's sense of preserving history..and commemorating
Although the Synagogue was well-signposted it was at first difficult to find amidst the ruins and rubble in the old Jewish quarter Rue de Mellah, when I eventually arrived at the front door it was padlocked and no contact phone number visible to find the...More
This little synagogue is lovely! It's currently being restored, as it once sat empty for decades. However, we stopped in to escape the heat and read a bit about Moroccan Jewish history, which is endlessly interesting to me, and it's definitely worth checking out.