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Very nice and well kept synagogue. We had a guide with us to help us find the synagogue. Unfortunately, the guide had never been there so knew very little about it. There are signs throughout written in English which were very helpful.
With an increase in interest in the Jewish history of Morocco (both within the country and among diaspora), sites like the Aben Danan Synagogue are finally being recognized as cultural treasures. Visitors familiar only with the Ashkenazy tradition may experience some dislocation upon entering the...More
Visited this synagogue in the Mellah or Jewish Quarter of Fez. I learning so much about Moroccan Jews. This particular synagogue has a double ark with a Torah that brought tears to my eyes. Interesting mikvah (ritual bath) in the basement. A hole in the...More
While in Fez, we visited Aben Danan Synagogue as part of our itinerary with our tour group. We then had both a Jewish local guide and our guide, who were both knowledgeable about this synagogue proceed to lecture. The history and it's importance were both...More
This was my second time here, after 6 years. I came here as a part of deja-vu visit together with my Muslim friend, and it makes my visit even more significant. He was really stunned from all my explanations about the Jewish culture, heritage in...More
It's difficult to remember, but before Christianity and Islam, there was Judaism. Jews were valued for different reasons in Europe and the Mediterranean. They were always a minority but valued for cultural, religious, and banking (mostly because they had relatives all over and could trust...More
We did not expect to see and feel such rich Jewish history in Morocco. The Moroccan community and Royal family appreciates the contribution of the Jewish people to the culture and history of Morroco.
This is an important site to visit.
I don't want to risk offending you by giving you any of the many answers that come immediately to mind. Let's just say that the Judaism and Christianity are different religions, and this is one of the ways that they are... More
I don't want to risk offending you by giving you any of the many answers that come immediately to mind. Let's just say that the Judaism and Christianity are different religions, and this is one of the ways that they are different.