Governor of Casablanca Receives Delegation of Jewish Community
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Governor of Casablanca Receives Delegation of Jewish Community

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Six new members of the Jewish Community of Casablanca were received here by Colonel M. Sefriou, Governor of Casablanca. They were accompanied by Meyer Obadia, director of the committee, and his deputy, Jacob Banon.

The Community has been reconstituted in the last two years. Ten of its members, about half of the Jewish community’s leadership, have left the country, and others have resigned. However, both Mr. Obadia and Mr. Banon have remained with the nucleus of the Jewish group.

The Moroccan Ministry of Justice dissolved the Rabbinical High Court last winter, deciding that the Jewish community does not need a separate, religious, judicial body.

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