Jews honored in Morocco even as their numbers dwindle from a once thriving community - www.jewishaz.com: Religious Life

Jews honored in Morocco even as their numbers dwindle from a once thriving community

YAEL ECKSTEIN | JNS.ORG | Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 7:34 am

I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn’t dreaming. There I was, an Orthodox Israeli Jew, at a 500-year-old synagogue in Marrakesh, distributing food parcels to Muslims for Ramadan, representing the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) on behalf of millions of Christians in the U.S. and worldwide.

It seemed too good to be true. But as I quickly learned, it was just another day in Morocco, home to a dwindling population of 2,500 Jews.

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