Sunday, March 9, 2014

Fes' Jewish Cemetery & Synagogue

the old Jewish quarter in Fes (and other Moroccan cities as well) is called the Mellah.  This word means salt, which was used as currency in the middle ages when salt was essential for preserving food.  Our first stop was the palace to see the amazing palace doors (see prior post) - then we walked through the old Jewish cemetery- afterward we head on to the Mellah's market area and visit an old synagogue..

the synagogue was very small and tucked away down an alley - we would have never found it on our own-

a view into the mikvah from through the floor of the synagogue-

next up - lots of shops with a lot of jewelry and shoes - one quite high end and other seriously mass market...

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