May 4, 2013
The history of Jewish migration and settlement in Morocco goes back to Roman times after the Romans conquered Jerusalem in 70 AD. *
In the Middle Ages, the Jewish population in Morocco exploded as the result of the their expulsion from Spain (1492) and Portugal (1497).
By the middle of the 20th Century, 248,000 Jews were citizens of Morocco. Beginning in 1948 when the State of Israel was born, almost all of Jewish population of Morocco departed. Now, only a few thousand remain. Moroccan Jews are one of the largest ethnic groups in Israel.
During my three week trip to Morocco, I visited just three of the many Jewish sites.