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“Unusual and worth a look”

Museum of Moroccan Judaism
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$90.00*
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Casablanca City Tour
Ranked #18 of 88 things to do in Casablanca
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed April 6, 2012

This is one of only two museums in the Islamic world dedicated to Jews and Judaism (the other is in Istanbul), and it's definitely worth taking a look to get a glimpse into what life was like in the period before the World Wars when the current political system changed everything. The owner-if he's around-is hysterically funny and it's worth listening to his stories from a time when Casablanca was a cosmopolitan city filled with merchants and people of all kinds, and Morocco was home to one of the largest Jewish communities in the Mediterranean - something they're only now beginning to cherish when it's too late.

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Reviewed January 14, 2012

It was great to look and think about the history, the years of stories, trials and jubilations and the here and now where Jews and Islamic people co-exist without a hitch.

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Reviewed November 18, 2010

The Jewish Museum in Casablanca is well worth a visit. Set in the suburbs in very pleasant surroundings and housed in a purpose built building, it gives you an insight into the trials and tribulations that Jews in Morocco have experienced. When I visited, I was the only spectator and I was taken around by the director who looked more like Moses that the real thing. There is a great display of artifacts and even blades used in circumcision procedures. At one stage in Morocco's history, the Jewish component were the craftpersons and there are many examples of their work. Perhaps the aspect of the museum that hit home the most was the large migration of Jews to other countries including Israel, France and Spain. Judaism is a religion I know little about, but thanks to Moses, I now have a glimmer of the religion and the way of life that Jews have gone through over the years. Ceramacist

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Reviewed November 27, 2008

Not bad, but unless you are Jewish, or staying for more than a week, skip this site. I found the displays and information too narrowly focused, especially when there are so many other things of general interest to see in Casablanca and Morocco.

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Reviewed July 12, 2017
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