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Virtual Tour of Jewish Marrakesh
January 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Join the Museum and Our Travel Circle for a virtual walking tour of the Mellah, the Jewish Quarter of Marrakesh, Morocco.
The Mellah was offered by the Sultan of Morocco to Jews fleeing Spain in 1558. During the 16th and 17th centuries, the walled Mellah was one of the city’s main commercial hubs, with its gates closed at night. Our tour guide, Omar, will lead us as we explore the neighborhood’s alleyways and discover wooden doors still embellished with six-pointed Jewish stars and menorahs in wrought metal. We’ll visit the Miaara Jewish cemetery, which is one of the largest in Morocco; the Badii Palace, built adjacent to the Mellah; and the Slat Al Azama Synagogue, which still functions as a house of worship for the Jews of Marrakesh.