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The Moroccan Jews: Contradictions Galore
by Norman Berdichevsky (April 2012)
In 1948, more than 260,000 Jews lived in Morocco, making it the Arab state with the largest Jewish population in the Near and Middle East. It has contributed the largest number of olim (Jewish immigrants to post-1948 Israel) from a Muslim majority country and from many aspects also presented the greatest challenge to the veteran and predominantly Ashkenazi society of the State of Israel (see New English Review “Edot HaMizrah” Israel’s Oriental Jewish Communities; August 2009). more>>>