The traditional religious celebrations offered the
Jewish Moroccan communities occasions to repeat in space and time
the rites whose sense maintained the cohesion of the group to which
everyone could feel to belong.
Celebrations expressed themselves with regional
tones. The objects used on these occasions wore different symbols
according to the group of origin (for instance, in Northern Morocco,
the symbols had been imported by the Jews from Spain).
||20th, Marrakech. Kidush cup and plate (for
the benediction on the Sabbath wine), hammered and engraved
||Qundil (oil lamp). 19th, Tanger. Brass, cast,
hammered, and engraved.
||(Hanukkah lamp). 17-18th ?. Brass cast, Two
minarets above eight arches.
||(megilat Esther, scroll with the story of
Esther). 18th, Mogador. Ink and watercolor on velum parchment
and turned wood.
||Haggadah (story of Passover celebration).
19th, Southern Morocco, ink and tempera on paper.
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