Telouet
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Located in the High Atlas Mountains between Marrakesh and Ouarzazate, Telouet(Berb. Talwāt) was the political center of the powerful Glāwā (sing. Glāwī; usual Fr. rendering -Glaoui) family. The valley of Telouet was a passage of the caravans from the interior to the northern and western plains of Morocco. The valley is about twelve kilometers long and four kilometers wide. Among the villages in each side of Telouet valley, four had Jewish settlements (mellahs, Ar. mallāḥ ) in the nineteenth century according to Charles de Foucauld, though there may have been a few other smaller…

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Aomar Boum, “Telouet”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 17 December 2017
First published online: 2010



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