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The Hispanic Jews of Morocco
Produced by Casa Sefarad-Israel
The world of the Sephardic Diaspora in North Africa, a world that was lost and then regained, stands out because of the uniqueness of its historical background, an identity forged from multiple influences, and a lingering flame that has illuminated Jewish communities the world over. During centuries of isolation from peninsular Spain, the Sephardic communities of Morocco enriched their Hispanic roots and their Judaic devotion with powerful accretions from the local context. A fascinating culture emerged from this melting pot, finding its expression in liturgy, language, folklore, and cuisine.