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Moroccan Jewish Leaders Discuss Problems with Ministry of Justice

September 26, 1961
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David Amar, secretary-general of the Council of Moroccan Jewish Communities, met here yesterday with the director for civil affairs of the Ministry of Justice, to discuss a number of problems of concern to Moroccan Jewry.

Mr. Amar, who was accompanied by Rahamim Tobaly, president of the Jewish community of Sefrou, urged the Government official to restore the post of rabbi of Sefrou, which has been abolished by the Government. The Jewish representatives also urged the Justice Ministry to consider the problem of forced conversion of many young Jews, and to prohibit the conversion of minors. The Government official promised “careful consideration” of the issues discussed.

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