Inside a Jewish Synagogue in Marrakesh Morocco

Last week when I featured the Sukkah in Marrakesh you asked for more.  The Sukkah was in this courtyard just outside of a small Jewish synagogue in Marrakesh.  The curtains surrounding much of the courtyard offer some privacy for the Jewish people who live in this tiny, close knit community.  From the main road, there was security protecting the courtyard, apartments, and synagogue from the public. I am not sure if they let us in because we are Jewish, or simply because we asked.

We found a lovely courtyard that was currently being tended to. The sukkah stands in the background to the left in the photo.

Morocco Jewish Quarter

Beautiful, hand laid tiles covered many of the walls, often between the curtains. Color and pattern reflect the Jewish atmosphere, as does the Hebrew letters along the upper edge of the walls.

Marrakesh synaguage wall

The synagogue has an entrance in the courtyard. It was locked, but we asked the care taker and he let us in.This is similar to our experience getting into the Jewish synagogue in Fes Morocco.  It is an active temple, although there is a larger one in the new section of Marrakesh.

Inside a small Jewish Synagogue in Marrakesh Morocco

Did you know there is a Jewish Synagogue in Marrakesh?

We carry the Lonely Planet Morocco.

Comments

  1. stevebethere says:

    Wonderful and very quaint 🙂

    Have a great MM!

  2. Theresa says:

    Looks beautiful and so peaceful!

  3. Ai Sakura says:

    thanks for showing more of the interior!

  4. Very interesting! Lovely shots. Thanks for hosting.

  5. Beautiful setting. Must be quite warm and quiet to be able to live behind a curtain.

  6. Char says:

    Looks peaceful and beautiful, thank you for sharing.
    Cheers,
    Char
    http://1epicmom.com/2012/11/20/2-kids-and-a-pile-of-leaves/

  7. Whiskey Talking says:

    How beautiful and colorful!

  8. Definitely a place I would like to visit. I will definitely check out LAUGH QUOTES to read more about your trip.

  9. Christy Ann says:

    Beautiful, I would love to visit there someday!

  10. Thanks for sharing these photos with us! And thanks for linking on my blog Amanda’s Books and More!

  11. Erika says:

    Looks beautiful, and very similar to one I visited in Cochin, Southern India 🙂

  12. Wow. This is very interesting. Would like to see more about it. I am dropping by here from Sakura Haruka linky party. Nice to know you.

  13. Beautiful place. Gorgeous tile work.

  14. Paula J says:

    What a lovely place!!!

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

  15. Meryl says:

    Beautiful space! Thanks for hosting and have a great week …and Thanksgiving.

  16. Monica says:

    What wonderful photos, love the close up of the tiles!

  17. posh says:

    How cool! If those walls could talk 🙂

  18. Those are just lovely!

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