Jewish Communities in North Africa Celebrate Passover
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Jewish Communities in North Africa Celebrate Passover

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Synagogues in Tunisia and Morocco were filled to capacity for Pass over services, a number of communal Seders were held and Jewish families in hundreds of homes celebrated the ancestral Passover dinner. French Jewish tourists back from North Africa say that the Passover festivities were held this year in a quiet and peaceful atmosphere in spite of the tension between Morocco and Algeria and Tunisia and Libya.

The local authorities reportedly tried to facilitate the holding of the Seders and Jewish state employes were granted this year again days off to enable them to celebrate at home. Government representatives, especially in Casablanca. Rabat and Tunis, attended the religious ceremonies to convey the authorities’ wishes on that occasion.

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