What is a mellah? Many Moroccan cities contain walled #Jewish
quarters where many Jews lived, worked, and prayed. #Mellah
comes from the Arabic word for “salt marsh” after the first mellah that was built in a salt marsh in Fez. Mellahs were created to protect Jews in the city from external threats, but have since flourished into “souks” or marketplaces. In the Moroccan city of Marrakech, the mellah is now the heart of the city, filled with shops containing natural herbs, spices, and fabrics for Jews and Muslims.
Join us and @jdcentwine
on Wednesday, December 19 for Senses of the Mellah: A Night in Jewish Morocco to celebrate the rich tastes, textures, smells, and sounds of Morocco’s Jewish community, featuring stories, music, and a traditional vegetarian meal with members of the local community. Click the link in bio to reserve your spot! 🧳🧡 #Morocco #market #herbsandspices #multisensory #globaljewry #jewishculture #diversity #storytelling #poweredbynuroots