Sunday, October 12, 2014
Jews pray for Moroccan royals
On Yom Kippur, the Jewish community of Casablanca demonstrated its loyalty to the Moroccan crown by saying prayers for the late Moroccan kings, Mohammed V and Hassan ll, as well as for the present monarch and his family. (With thanks Michelle)
According to Le Matin du Sahara, the prayers were said at the Beth El synagogue in Casablanca. The Jewish community president, Serge Berdugo and the Casablanca community head, Boris Toledano, welcomed a procession of dignitaries into the synagogue, led by the governor of Casablanca, Karim Kassi Lahlou.
Serge Berdugo intoned the prayers and the service was conducted by the Rabbi Hazout.
"The ceremony took place in an atmosphere of contemplation and piety", the newspaper reported.
Read article in full (French)