After 1918 and 1945, the year 2022 is to mark a milestone for the Moroccan Jewish community. At the July 13 Council of Ministers, three new bodies were created: the National Council of the Moroccan Jewish Community, the Commission Moroccan Jews Abroad and the Foundation of Moroccan Judaism. King Mohammed VI and Crown Prince Moulay Hassan were present when the project was announced by Interior Minister Abdelouafi Laftit.
In front of the monarch, the number two of the government clarified the role of each organization. The first is responsible for the management and day-to-day affairs of the community. The second makes the link between the members of the Moroccan Jewish diaspora and their country of origin. As for the third, il wants to be the guardian of Jewish culture within the kingdom.
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This development was expected as the dahir of May 7, 1945, relating to the reorganization of Jewish community committees, seemed dusty. Enacted during a period when some 200,000 Jews lived in Morocco – there are nearly 3,000 today – it was necessary to set up “new institutions adapted to the new reality”, estimates Myriem Khrouz, president of the Association of Friends of Judaism Moroccan (AJM).