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It seems like every city in Morocco has a Mellah - a Jewish Quarter. And that is because Jews played such a large part in the culture and history of Morocco. Walking through the Mellah in Marrakech one can see some of the remnants of...More
We enjoyed our visit to the Jewish quarter! The synagogue itself is worth a visit. It is small but full of history. The very educational short film is in English and French. The temple itself is also really wonderful. The cemetery is quite striking with...More
Have a walk in this area and get a new idea about the city. I suggest you to buy spices and argan oil in the Herboristerie Toufik Tidraine in Rue de Commerce, 38. I found honesty and a very kind hospitality. It's more convenient than...More
This was my third visit to Marrakesh, and first visit to Mellah, Jewish quarter. Narrow streets of the quarter return me back 60 years when the Jews still lived here for centuries, and then almost all left to Israel. Muslim neighbors took their place, have...More
Visit the Jewish area with the spice market, and see the small sign above the passageway to the Synagogue for a historical visit. Therafter, a 150m walk along the side streets to the Mellah with a small donation for non Jews.
In Morocco, the Mellah refers to the area where the Jewish community resided. Starting from the 15th century, all over the country, Mellahs flourished and became small walled cities within cities.
At the beginning they were seen as a protection against the Arabs' attacks but,...More
The old Jewish neighborhood is a bit dilapidated and not as well kept as other parts of Marrakesh, but it looks more authentic that way. There are fewer shops and they cater to locals, so there's very little pressure from storeowners.
The Lezama synagogue is...More