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Essaouira: Moroccan Jews mark festival of Rabbi Nessim Ben Nessim

Essaouira – The Moroccan Jewish community marked in the week end in the Aït Bayyoud village (province of Essaouira), the annual festival of Rabbi Nessim Ben Nessim.

Pilgrims from Morocco and abroad came to Essaouira to participate in this festival, which opened in the presence of the Essaouira province governor, Jamal Makhtatar, head of the Ulema provincial council, Mohamed Menguitte, head of the Jewish community of Agadir, elected and local authorities.

The members of the Moroccan Jewish community expressed, on this occasion attachment to their homeland, Morocco and prayed for the rest of the soul of the late Kings, Hassan II and Mohammed V, and implored God to grant long live to King Mohammed VI and the entire Royal family.

The province governor underlined that the festival showcases Moroccan Jews’ attachment to the Alawit throne, stressing that co-existence and tolerance have always been values that distinguish Morocco in the region.

He also urged for transmitting these values to the young generations and promoting and preserving this legacy which is the foundation of Morocco’s rich and diversified identity.

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