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Lubavitch Schools
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The Lubavitch schools are an integral part of the Ḥabad religious movement. Also known as Ohale Yosef-Yiṣḥaq (Heb. The Tents of Joseph-Isaac), they are present worldwide wherever there are Jewish communities. In 1950, the OYI educational network of primary schools(ḥadarim) and yeshivot for boys and girls was extended to Morocco. Together with the Alliance Israélite Universelle (AIU) and the Orthodox Sephardi Ozar Hatorah schools, the OYI set about improving Jewish education and “saving Jewish souls.” Its schools functioned under the direction of Rabbis Shlomo Matusof and Michael…

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Michael Laskier, “Lubavitch Schools”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0014050>
First published online: 2010

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