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“Delightful”

Museum of Moroccan Judaism
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US$90.00*
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Casablanca City Tour
Ranked #16 of 87 things to do in Casablanca
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Rabat, Morocco
Level 6 Contributor
510 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
“Delightful”
Reviewed 26 August 2013

The museum held a large number of artifacts from centuries of Jewish life in Morocco. The clothes were impressive. But the collection of bimahs and other synagogue artifacts were one part amazing, and two parts sad. At least they are doing their best to preserve Moroccan Jewish heritage before it is lost.

Visited December 2012
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Florida
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“If you like ethnic or Jewish History this is a must”
Reviewed 19 June 2013

Though the musuem is not located in the down town area and one will need to hire a taxi, it is well worth the visit. Located in a residential area was interesting in and of itself, the musem is modern (recently renovated) has well designed display areas with many exhibits that tell the history of Moroccan Jews. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Though I am not Jewish I enjoyed the experience to learn more about the different peoples that made up historic and modern Morocco.

Visited June 2013
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“One of a kind”
Reviewed 3 May 2013

The Museum just reopened after major renovation and it is a delight. Our guide was the curator, whose passion for Moroccan Jewish history was contagious. (The signs are in French and Arabic, so we were fortunate to walk through with an English speaker.) There is a lovely display of jewelry made by Jewish artisans as well as a souk-size jeweler's workshop. Other exhibits illustrate religious and family life. The museum is located in a residential area. If your party is three persons or less, you can take a petit taxi from the city center for 25 dirham (about $3.00). As we were leaving, a large group of teenagers was arriving for a school field trip and I was happy to see that is it not just a tourist attraction.

Visited April 2013
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“Nice place”
Reviewed 7 April 2013

This is nice place. But I reseached the prevous claim about the Moroccan flag before the French, and asked the locals about it.. the Morocca official flag never had the star of david on it, maybeit was a gesture of good hospitality as they always have been and are now..

Visited April 2013
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London
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“an excellent little museum with many surprises”
Reviewed 4 March 2013

This excellent museum is the only Jewish museum in the Arab world and its interesting exhibits and photoes give some idea of the past history of thesubstantial Jewish community that had lived in Morocco until the 1960s. One surprising exhibit was the story of Esther read at the Jewish festival of Purim with references to the evil Haman replaced with that of Hitler - and this was surprisingly produced in the early 1930s!

Visited February 2013
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