Objects of the
Year Cycle


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).


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20th, Marrakech. Kidush cup and plate (for the benediction on the Sabbath wine), hammered and engraved silver.

Qundil (oil lamp). 19th, Tanger. Brass, cast, hammered, and engraved.

Hanukkah   Haut de la page...

(Hanukkah lamp). 17-18th ?. Brass cast, Two minarets above eight arches.

Purim   Haut de la page...

(megilat Esther, scroll with the story of Esther). 18th, Mogador. Ink and watercolor on velum parchment and turned wood.

Pessah   Haut de la page...

Haggadah (story of Passover celebration). 19th, Southern Morocco, ink and tempera on paper.

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