JEWISH TOUR 6/7

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DAY 1 - CASABLANCA-RABAT-FES

  • Visit of the capital of Morocco, visit the Royal Palace, the Hassan tower which stands on the hill overlooking the Wadi Boregreg. It is a gigantic mosque emblematic of Rabat and famous for its unfinished minaret where storks nest, visit the Mausoleum Mohamed V(the king who protect the Moroccan Jewish)decorated with stained glass windows, white marble and a wrought-iron entryway with a stairway leading to an impressive dome, visit and having lunch in the Kasbah Oudaya Leave Rabat to Meknes the Moroccan Versailles which was founded at the end of the 17th century by Moulay Ismail, where the Jewish presence is evidenced by Hebraic epitaphs dating from the Christian era as well as Greek inscriptions that still appear in local synagogues and a place of pilgrimage where the tomb of Rabbi David Benmidan is located .Not to be missed during the visit the crowded old Mellah. Eight of its eleven Synagogues still serve for congregations, two are very well maintained, visit the Bab Mansour, the Mekness Stables, Hedim Square and Thursday Gate and mosque of Moulay Ismail.
  • Departure for the most extensive medieval city in the Arab world, and the home of Jewish scholars and rabbis for hundreds of years.
  • Check in to the hotel in Fes.

DAY 2 - FES-MERZOUGA

  • After an early Breakfast Sightseeing of Fez, the oldest cultural and spiritual imperial city of Morocco , which was founded in 790 B.C by Moulay Driss II. Highlights will include the Mellah/Jewish Quarter with its synagogues.
  • Rabbi Shlomo ibn Danan Synagogue, Roben Ben Sadoun, the Jewish Museum of the Em Habanim synagogue, next a visit to the Jewish cemetery which contains the tombs of Yehuda ben Attar, Abner Ha Serfati, Solica Hatchel.
  • We will also visit the house of Maimonides with its mysterious water clock. Maimonides lived in the city for 1159-1165, suffering from the persecutions of the Almohad dynasty. They emigrated to escape forced conversion.
  • At 11h.00 o’clock, departure to Erfoud via Azrou and Ifrane, It is said that Ifrane was the capital of a Jewish Kingdom in the distant past. Not to be missed: the village's only Synagogue and the cemetery has been a centre of pilgrimage for Moroccan Jews for centuries.
  • Stop in Midelt and continuation to Erfoud via Errachidia after visiting the burial sites of the tsadik Abouhssira. From there, a driver with a land rover will take you to witness the sunset at Merzouga dunes to see the sun set and sleep in Bivouac or to return to Erfood in a hotel Xaluca.

DAY 3 - MERZOUGA-MARRAKESH

  • Early departure after breakfast in the hotel.
  • Visit of the the kasbah of ait ben Haddou, registered to the world heritage of the UNISCO, this walled village, spangled of notched towers and decorated of motives in the shape of lozenge is considered understandably like one of the most beautiful of the country.
  • Then departure to Marrakesh via Tizin tichka pass ,
  • Shabbat services
  • Diner in a family home
  • Overnight in Marrakesh

DAY 4 - MARRAKESH-SHABBAT

  • A walking tour in Marrakesh to enjoy a peak into the world of Jewish Marrakesh , visit the Mellah with its synagogues, the Negidim synagogue built at the end of the end of 19th century, the other synagogue of the Mellah is the salat el Alzama, built at the turn of the century. There is a local legend that the synagogue was built during the Second Temple period by Jews who had never lived in Eretz-israel and had not witnessed the destruction of the temple. We then visit the cemetery where Rabbi Hanania Ha -Cohen, the lion of Marrakesh and Rabbi Pinhas Cohen are buried, then proceed to the Palais el Bahia where guide tour takes us to several grand halls, gardens and the harem quarter...after lunch , our tour takes us to visit the eleventh century Almoravide Koubba el Baroudiyn. It is one of the few architectural reminders of the dynasty that presided over the «Golden age» of the Jews in Spanish Andalusia and Morocco. We will also visit Saadiens tombs and beautiful demonstrations of the art and architecture of the 16th century; Saadians, a dynasty that relied heavily on Jewish traders with Sub Saharan Africa, including Moroccan-controlled Timbuktu, to finance its wars against Portugal and the Turkish Empire.
  • Overnight in Marrakesh

DAY 5 - MARRAKESH

  • Breakfast at the hotel, visit the Berber village of Ourika and to have a taste of the Berber life on the road through Vallée d’ourika in Aghbalou is an old Berber Jewish sanctuary and synagogue ,the tomb of tzaddik rabbi Shlomo bel Hansh, this tomb is the site of one of the biggest pilgrimage i n Morocco .
  • After lunch departure to Essaouira
  • A short two-hour drive from Marrakech will take you into the coastal town of Essoauira, where you will be able to discover another one of Morocco’s mellahs right by the sea, visit of the tsaddik Haim Pinto.
  • Diner Front of the sea,
  • Diner and overnight in Essaouira

DAY 6 - ESSAOUIRA-CASABLANCA

  • After Breakfast, Departure to Casablanca, begin with a panoramic tour of Casablanca ,the dynamic economic capital of Morocco Casablanca is home to the largest Jewish community in Morocco .
  • Visit the Mellah (Jewish quarter) with its temples and synagogues such as Beth-El,the largest synagogue and an important community center, seating 500persons,Neve shalom synagogue .And a guided visit through the Museum of the Jews of Morocco i. It presents religious, ethnographic and artistic objects that demonstrate the history, religion, traditions and daily life of Jews in the context of Moroccan civilization, Diner in the Soc (Jewish club).
  • Overnight at the hotel in Casablanca

DAY 7 - CASABLANCA-DEPARTURE

  • After Breakfast, Departure to the airport, assistance and end of our services

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