For the first time in the Arab world.. Morocco opens a synagogue in a university campus

Afaf Fahchouch
Afaf Fahchouch
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Morocco has opened its first synagogue on the campus of Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, the first of its kind in the Arab world.

The synagogue’s opening comes with the Moroccan non-profit organization Maimouna Association efforts, which aimed to promote the country’s Jewish heritage and the American Sephardi Federation.

The senior Rabbi of the Jewish Council of the Emirates held the ceremony in the United Arab Emirates Elie Abadi, the head of the Egyptian Jewish community Magda Haroun, and the head of the Jewish community in Marrakech-Essaouira Jackie Kadosh.

“The synagogue was built in the university campus next to a new mosque for the first time in the Arab world, with only a wall between them, as an example of Moroccan coexistence”, Mahdi Boudra, the founder and president of the Maimouna Association, told “the Media Line”.

Boudra added that Moroccan Judaism has been a part of Moroccan society for 2000 years, and Morocco is also a Jewish land celebrating the Moroccan diversity tradition.

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