Jewish Heritage Tour in Fes Medina, Fes


Learn all about Morocco's Jewish heritage by touring the Fes' medina. As you walk through the twisting streets, you'll listen to your guide share the ancient stories of the Jewish Mellah (old Jewish neighborhood) and explore historic synagogues, cemeteries, and museums.

Fes is teeming with Jewish history. It was the home of one of the most influential Talmudic scholars of all time, Rabbi Isaac Alfasi, plus the Maimonides in the years 1160-1165. The tour includes walking through the Mellah and visiting several important sites, including the Safroud Cemetery, where Rabbi Lahou Harroch and Rabbi Raphael Moshe Elbaz are buried. Other highlights include the Ibn Dannan Synagogue, 17th-century Jewish landmarks, Talmud Torah Synagogue, and Al Fassiyine Synagogue.

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