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Akka (Aqqā)
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Akka is a valley of palm groves in southwestern Morocco at the mouth of the Oued Akka (Wādī Aqqā), a tributary of the Dra’a River, in which four Mallāḥs (mellahs) were located. There may have been a much earlier Jewish community in the Akka region, but the first known Jewish settlement was established in the eighteenth century by Jews from Ifrane (Oufrane, Ar. Ifrān) who left because of the persecution by Bū Iḥlās in 1792. Akka has many villages; the main Jewish settlements were located in Irahalan, Tagadirt, Taourirt (Taw…

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Aomar Boum, “Akka (Aqqā)”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 22 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0001060>
First published online: 2010

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