Today’s tour will take you through some fascinating sites offering you a major idea of the Jewish culture which has marked this city greatly and you still can find traces of it until now a days.
Your guide will be taking you through a visit of the exotic city of Essaouira or Mogador like how it used to be called and sharing with you a detailed explanation about the Jewish history of each visited part.
We provide you with a professional licensed guide.
We also insure you a Multilanguage’s speaking guide to assure you a smooth communication no matter what are your origins.
We have reserved for you one of our most comfortable and air conditioned Vehicles so you can enjoy the entire ride.
Like it was mentioned above, the city of Essaouira has played and still playing an important role in the Jewish community and the town has a large Jewish cemetery.
For you who didn’t know, in fact Mohammed ben Abdallah encouraged Moroccan Jews to settle in the town, at one time Jews once constituted 40% of the population, and the Jewish quarter or mellah contained many old synagogues.
One of the most important figures of the history of Essaouira is Rabbi Ḥaim Pinto (1748–1845) who was the leading rabbi in the seaport city of Essaouira.
Annually, on the anniversary of Rabbi Pinto’s death, (26 Elloul 5605, in the Jewish calendar) Jews from around the world come on pilgrimage to pray at the rabbi’s grave in the Jewish Cemetery of Essaouira.
Rabbi Pinto is remembered as a man whose prayers were received in heaven in such a way that miracles resulted.
The Ḥaim Pinto Synagogue, the building that was Rabbi Pinto’s home, office and synagogue is preserved as an historic site.
Once your tour is over we will head back to Marrakech where you will spend the night and get ready for your next and final destination for this tour.
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