Jewish Communities in Spanish Morocco

The Jews who were expelled from Spain and Portugal at the time of the Inquisition wielded a strong influence on the social economic and spiritual life of all the communities of all the communities they reached. They left a particularly distinctive mark on the communities of northern Morocco.

The exhibition “Jewish communities in Spanish morocco is dedicated to the Jewish communities of Tetuan, Tangier and the neighboring towns. there the expelled Jews and their descendants continued to preserve their distinctive language and traditions, and lost none of the individuality in the encounter with the local environment.

Most of the visual material collected prior to the exhibition was taken from the albums of Jewish families from northern Morocco. The hundreds of photographs  we received have been deposited in the Visual Documentation Center of Beit Hatfutsot.

The communities: Tetuan, Tangier, Ceuta, Melilla, Arcila, Larache, Alcazar Quivir, Chechauen, Gibraltar.