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A city in southwest Morocco, which was for centuries one of the most important political and economic centers of the country. Until well into the 20th century, it was home to the nation’s largest Jewish community. The Jews of Marrakesh played a central role in the economic life of the Sultanate as merchants, financiers, and emissaries of the various dynasties of rulers, and they maintained this position…

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Balke, Ralf, “Marrakesh”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 08 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0514>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20210312

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