Vibrant History of Jewish Morocco

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Feb 2, 2015 10:51:04 AM

Morocco has long been an exciting and interested destination for world travelers. Its strategic location amidst impressive dynasties has allowed Morocco stand above the best of its Mediterannean neighbors. Morocco, a North African country situated in the Maghreb Desert, has a population of 33 million, and a long historical connection to Judaism. Despite the country’s long historical association with the religion, the population of Jewish residents has dwindled to just .02 percent of the total. When Morocco obtained its independence, there were about 280,000 Jewish citizens throughout the country, making it the largest community of Jewish residents within the Muslim world. Estimates of the current Jewish population in Morocco vary.

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Topics: Jewish Heritage, Jewish morocco, Morocco, Worldwide Jewish Heritage

Moroccan Jewish Heritage Tour Highlights

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Jan 21, 2015 11:02:39 AM

There’s more to Morocco than a movie made in 1942 – and at Gil Travel, we want you to see all of the best sights. We offer a custom Jewish Heritage tour  to Morocco with two departures, March and November 2015, that will take you to the heart of Morocco's rich history. You’ll see Casablanca, Rabat, Fes (or Fez, but we’re not talking about the hat here). During our heritage tour, you’ll trace the history of the Jewish people in the Northern African nation of Morocco and visit synagogues, historic cemeteries and other locations that will bring history to life. We’ll spend time exploring multiple cities and their Moroccan Jewish heritage.

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Topics: Jewish Heritage, Jewish morocco, Morocco, Tips, Worldwide Jewish Heritage

Fun Facts for your next Jewish Heritage Morocco Tour

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Jun 13, 2014 3:00:53 PM

, via flickr
Although the region was made famous by “Casablanca,” the 1942 classic starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, there’s so much to know about Morocco than the name of the largest city within the kingdom.
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Topics: Fun Facts, Jewish morocco, Morocco, Worldwide Jewish Heritage

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