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Moroccan Cemeteries Illustrate the Fading Away of History

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San Diego Jewish World

The Jewish Cemetery in Berkane, Oriental region, Morocco. July 2021. (Photo: High Atlas Foundation [HAF]) By Yossef Ben-Meir Yossef Ben-Meir MARRAKECH, Morocco — In early July, I set out with colleagues of the High Atlas Foundation—a U.S. and Moroccan non-for-profit organization—to meet with agricultural cooperatives in Morocco to understand their needs and goals and create action plans toward lasting development. Along the way, we visited Jewish and Christian cemeteries, and met their caretakers and neighboring community members to discover their heritage stories. The first of such visits was…

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