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Jewish Moroccan Video Archive
at YouTube

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Multi-lingual
Newest Videos
Zohara Knafo’s sailing to Jerusalem illustrates Moroccan Jew yearning for Zion since antiquity.
Zohara Knafo sails to the land of Israel ©  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABaXYXM35xs English and Hebrew
Ksar Souk had a Jewish Community too © http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kU8wEw_2UkI English and Hebrew
Erfoud had a Jewish Community too © http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_1mWZCNZxE   English and Hebrew
Essaouira had Synagogues too  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zzooz0mz9nU  French, English. Hebrew
Essaouira Pinto Synagogue © http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yebYRxNOyBE    French, English. Hebrew
Fes Iben Danan Synagogue © http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=at8tY6Rkc58  English. Hebrew

Zohara Bitton Cohen of Beni Melal, Morocco, Lives now in Israel.
She sings, improvises and recalls sayings she sang to celebrate family occasions. Worth listening to her tales too.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8tCZ-wFF9w  Arabic, Hebrew, English Part I ©
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYhWvYlbhUs Arabic, Hebrew, English Part II ©
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmGljpIQAzg Arabic, Hebrew, English Part II ©
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OvIQZ_8VkY Arabic, Hebrew, English Part IV ©
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhK-zrXtf3o Arabic, Hebrew, English Part V ©
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXk1LIBzR4M Arabic, Hebrew, English Part VI ©
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5f1mlwp5bu0 Arabic, Hebrew, English Part VII ©
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbYjqddOeng Arabic, Hebrew, English Part VIII ©
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfLLvyrJxVQ Arabic, Hebrew, English Part IX ©
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAkMqcEjtjA Rabbi Yaacov HaCohen the Just, Arabic, Hebrew, English Part X © of a series in progress

Part of a series in progress
Israel’s Other Pioneers ©
Nissim Shtrit of Beni Melal, Morocco, lives now at Sedot Mikha in Israel. Nissim recounts in Part I about his learning farming, how farmed his plot independently to earn a living, since coop administrators skimmed profits and left coop members with debts. In Part II he talks about life in Morocco and the loss of trust in relations between people, once he moved to Israel.
Part I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8qx1d5Ad64 English and Hebrew, Arabic   
Part II   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjikS896JwU  English and Hebrew, Arabic                                                                                                                                                              

Jewish Moroccan Video Archive at YouTube by Categories:
Art, Antiquity of the Jews, Bar Mitsvah, Beauty, Books, Cemeteries, Comedy, Communities, Crafts, Development of Jewish Knowledge and history, Education, Food, Holidays, Immigration, Museums, Music, Paintings, Radio, Rituals, saints and pilgrimage, Settling Israel - The contribution of Moroccan Jews to the Development of Israel, Synagogues, Weddings (more to come)

Art
Gates of Welcome, Eliany's painting project exhibited at Palais Glam Galas, Vienna http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9CP_RquaQo
Jewish Moroccan Contemporary Artists: Elbaz, BenHaim, Cohen Gan, Eliany http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZnMYuTS2g8
Eliany in a group exhibit, Haela Artists Association, Israel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRvf_hzvQJ8
Eroba Eroba, Une exposition d' Eliany a Vienne et a Paris, Revue de Philip Levy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTa9KjqgczE
Gates of Welcome, A painting project exhibited at Palais Glam Galas, Vienna http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9CP_RquaQo
Artistic Merit and Craftsmanship in Moroccan Pottery
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P__IsD2vBpI&feature=youtube_gdata English, Hebrew

Antiquity of the Jews
Volubilis and the Antiquity of the Jews in Morocco
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hq2xYy_mf1g&feature=youtube_gdata English and Hebrew
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOQ7ywzfnuo&feature=related
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOJBwTkftyA&feature=related francais

Bar Mitzvah
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cyuuxSi9cE
A Bar Mitzvah celebration of a Jewish Moroccan boy, a henna ceremony precedes the event is described in this video.


Beauty
Beautiful Jewish Moroccan girls in Israel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okP6tAKXheI

All the beautiful girls in this video are Israeli-Jewish of moroccan origin. The girls born and raised in Israel.


Books
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgzxZm8q4EQ
EmHabanim Sephardic Congregation showing its new library of very precious Sephardic books books.
Most books are are part of the Orot Institute Publications collection.

Pnina Eliany Shuruk An Israeli Writer of Jewish Moroccan Origin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWz0IT9lvgo

Cemeteries
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=var5AysnCi8
Raphy Elmaleh, Morocco's only Jewish tour guide, explores a village in Tighedouine, located amidst the foothills of the Middle Atlas Mountains. See two abandoned Jewish cemeteries that were nearly built over by a European real estate company, tour a former Berber Jewish home, hear local Muslims' memories of their Jewish neighbors, and explore inside an abandoned olive press once used by Jews.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&NR=1&v=JxJGJsr4AEs
Jewish Moroccan Heritage in Marrakesh and Rabat (synagogues) and Fes (cemetery)

The Fes Jewish Cemetery http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnHPGqUk4Kg
Ouazzane had a Jewish Community and a Saint http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvIa-IZlNpo&feature=youtube_gdata Hebrew, English, French, Arabic
Essaouira/Mogador Jewish Cemetery http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsKiYA4h2Kc&feature=youtube_gdata Hebrew, English, French
Beni Melal - A blessed Jewish community in Morocco http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tah8ChXJ994&feature=youtube_gdata Hebrew and English
Marrakesh Jewish Cemetery http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4sfekWNe2Y Hebrew and English see also Roots in Belmonte below

Comedy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ey_8LQAog9w
A funny sketch on Moroccans at a synagogue

The legend of the fisherman and the the golden fish (in Moroccan Arabic)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfQe9guFoE8

Communities

Agadir had a Jewish Community too © http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2T3DtAliUo English and Hebrew
Beni Melal - A blessed Jewish community in Morocco http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tah8ChXJ994&feature=youtube_gdata Hebrew and English
Beni Melal Market http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-G_uC0G_gs courtesy of Yaish Ohana

Casablanca: A description of Jewish life in Casablanca, Synagogues, Hebrew and French Schools and the choice of Israel over the West and Morocco.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_V-BSiJWPA    English and Hebrew
Casablanca Jewish Community Centre http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORwvz9diKyQ
Casablanca Beth El Synagogue http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RQ7Ft4XX1w
Casablanca Aging honorably in Casablanca http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKiqEd8-lNI
Casablanca since 1900 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-4sWRdYDzo in collaboration with Casablanca since 1900

Demnat Jewish community, its relations with Muslim neighbors, occupations, French education and departure to Israel תאור הקהילה היהודית בדמנת, מרוקו, יחסי שכנות, תעסוקה, השכלה יהודית וצרפתית, ועליה לישראל http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2N6oZwGTjiU Arabic, English, Hebrew
Erfoud had a Jewish Community too © http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_1mWZCNZxE   English and Hebrew
Essaouira had a Jewish Community too http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTCoDo2Gmbc&feature=youtube_gdata Francais, Arabic, English, Hebrew
Essaouira setting for: Jewish Learning and Modernization in Morocco http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EK5T7XaufME Francais, English, Hebrew
Essaouira had Synagogues too  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zzooz0mz9nU  French, English. Hebrew
Fes Mellah Old Jewish Quarter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MszNlm-taj4
Fes The Last Jews of Fes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESOO8n4hiL4
Fes Jews as described by Youness Abedour http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1eVV81DSgz4
Fes Iben Danan Synagogue © http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=at8tY6Rkc58 English. Hebrew

Ksar Souk had a Jewish Community too © http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kU8wEw_2UkI English and Hebrew
Mazagan or El Jadida http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrVHTYWUvyU
The Jewish community has for many centuries lived in harmony and friendship with its Muslim and Christian neighbours in this most beautiful land of Morocco has been reduced to a mere few thousand from the 450 000 souls. These precious photos of the City of ELJADIDA formerly known as Mazagan give a small glimpse of its former Jewish Community which no longer exists. Peace to all.

Marrakesh Jewish Quarter - the Melah http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGJWulAQhlk Hebrew and English
Meknes had a Jewish Community too http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2eONa8yLHM English and Hebrew
Meknes Memories http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lgh8OHosflo English and Hebrew
Oujda had a Jewish Community too © http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7EqWyBdfcg English and Hebrew
Ouazzane had a Jewish Community and a Saint http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvIa-IZlNpo&feature=youtube_gdata Hebrew, English, French, Arabic
Rabat had a Jewish Community too http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wh_YulZmIw&feature=youtube_gdata Hebrew, English
Safi de Felix Abenhaim http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkP7EC6I62g Francais
Tangier International City http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Pu4HW2PM3Y English and Hebrew
Tetouan had a Jewish Community too © http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjd2uUTyYTo English and Hebrew


Crafts
Artistic Merit and Craftsmanship in Moroccan Pottery
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P__IsD2vBpI&feature=youtube_gdata English, Hebrew
Leather Making in Fes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS-QyIG15wI



Development of Jewish Knowledge
Rabbi Isaac ben Jacob Alfasi ha-Cohen (1013 - 1103)
Harif’s contribution to the development of Jewish knowledge http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Jr95J--0n4 English, Hebrew
La contribution de Harif au développement de la pensée Juive
Yitshak ben Yaakov Hacohen Alfasi Harif 1013-1103 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2h9vylyrrM Francais Hebreu
Maimonides, Averroes or Ibn Rushd  1126-1198 and his Contribution to Jewish Knowledge Development
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-LW2EZHP7s Hebrew, English

Education
Rabbi Isaac ben Jacob Alfasi ha-Cohen (1013 - 1103)
Harif’s contribution to the development of Jewish knowledge http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Jr95J--0n4 English, Hebrew
Jewish Learning and Modernization in Morocco http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EK5T7XaufME Francais, English, Hebrew

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXzymQR9HUw
Hasidut Habad in Morocco. Journalist Yehuda Ceitlin travles to Casablanca to find a shirinking Jewish Community in Morocco. It's remaining members have friends and family living abroad, but chooce to coexist with the North African Muslim population. People: Rabbi Sholom Eidelman, Reizel Raskin,
Language: Hebrew, Yiddish

Alliance film in North Africa http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CItC7HcuZo0 Here the Illigh village in Morocco is featured

Food

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKAPh2__bd8 Mofleta
Preparing the mofleta pastry at the end of Passover, the eve of the Mimuna, a celebration unique to Moroccan Jewry, an expression of openness to nature and the world. See Mimuna in the holidays section below.


History
Roots of the Khessous name in Belmonte Portugal (De Jesus) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGjQ_c6P7es
Belmonte, Portugal: a virtual tour: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cT7ANa55osE&feature=related
Belmonte, Portugal, apartment for rent http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hartu9psrok English

American Joint Committee role in Morocco since 1940 as described by young American tourists
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ti-e2bY0mE English

The Spielberg Jewish Film Archive Edge of The West
A description of the Jewish community in Morocco before immigration to Israel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtBMKGxNlNg English

Holidays

Hanukah celebrated in Casablanca
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E82rb2EP3c&feature=share
Moroccan Jews celebrate Hanukah in Toronto
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yKAEUyTCUI&feature=related
Hanukah singing Moroccan style
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79N5dBRuyik&feature=related
Hanukah Donuts Jewish Moroccan style
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCwXWZ8sIEk&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AchG5FUQo-s
Passover: Reading of the Haggadah wine blessing 'kiddush' by the Singer Jo Amar, who pioneered and introduced oriental music in Israel

Passover: Mimuna a Jewish Moroccan celebration at the end of passover.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PT0DJ8XOE6o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V81-geUQ-iw
http://www.dafina.net/gazette/video/la-mimouna-par-arielle

http://lnk.nana10.co.il/Article/?ArticleID=797188
Dr Ygal Bin Nun claims that the Mimuna is an ancient pagan ritual aimed at appeasing an old jin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNFRdS0jgEA
Shavuot: This is sung at the time of Petiḥat haHechal on the second day of Shavu'ot.
Sung by: Ribi Momy Assayag z"l

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYKeaB5kU4g

Tisha' beAv scroll reading by rabbi Meir Elazar Atia, with a painting slide show

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McpxAAI1ing
Selihot with images of leading saints and rabbis

Immigration

Sepharade immigrants in Motreal A documentary of Jacques BenSimon
http://www.nfb.ca/film/20_ans_apres

Youth movements in Morocco
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMm-cYTG-cQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5BZrO0RPu8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=785llmZqeQ8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zjphsn9L9cY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn_QvEyj-PY
A moving tale of the illicit immigration of Jews from Morocco to Israel. It could be my own tale. except that people did not take suitcases, we left empty handed! L histoire de l immigration des juifs du Maroc dans ce film est tres vraie. C est la facon que j ai quitte le Maroc moi aussi, mais sans valises!!!
זהו סיפור העליה של רבים מיהודי מרוקו לישראלת זה הסיפור שלי גם כן. מאוד מרגש.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4X_UYZZzXg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TarnykO-sWI&feature=related

Secret departures from Morocco to Israel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIoukzsHMX4&feature=youtube_gdata Hebrew, English, French, Arabic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECNGwQx81Zw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E8yoSyN-4o

The American Jewish Committe ( the Joint) point of view http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TarnykO-sWI&feature=related
Immigration of Moroccan Jews to Canada
Vision personnelle d'un cinéaste, ce documentaire traite des juifs nord-africains forcés de quitter leurs pays dans les années 1950.
Le réalisateur y relève leurs difficultés d'adaptation au sein de la communauté juive anglophone et d'un Québec en pleine évolution.
http://www.onf.ca/film/20_ans_apres/

The forgotter refugees - One million Jews had to leave Arab lands as refugees. They rehabilitated themselves in Israel and elsewhere. They set an example to others whose 'eternal refugee status' prevents them from self rehabilitation and raises the probability of war and instability in the world all around. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz9LPfB2ytM Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BgrWigdK6E Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hp5_LddyVys Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyaF0dXJdOE Part 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRgb7NjFac0 Part 5


Zohara Knafo sails to the land of Israel ©  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABaXYXM35xs English and Hebrew
Zohara Knafo’s sailing to Jerusalem illustrates Moroccan Jew yearning for Zion since antiquity.

Museums

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_F6WB63Xso8
Musée du Judaïsme Marocain Moroccan Jewish Museum, Rabat, Morocco, French

http://www.judaisme-marocain.org/?sec=ccjm Paul Dahan `s link to the Jewish Moroccan Heritage Centre

Building the Roof of the Jewish Moroccan Archive, Israel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ6RNhDEeV4 Multi-lingual November 2011
Sculpting the Gate of the Jewish Moroccan Museum and Archive http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5A6EljmsYU October 2011
Painting the Mural of the Jewish Moroccan Museum and Archive http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJko-g3Pn5E October 2011

Building the Museum, with background music http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jZ6lSAqGeg November 2009
Building the Archive of the Museum Hebrew with English subtitles and abstract http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L06dvtIQS4 December 2009

Building a Mud Oven http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52gkdd1ofnc
Sculpting with mud http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icT6OkEdOUU
Ecological building with mud and tires http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP4wHLzIltQ

Building the Museum, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azA-qyC8MHs January 2010 hebrew
Building the Museum, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXaGHS-HIBA November 2009 hebrew

Building the Archive of the Museum http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L06dvtIQS4 Hebrew with English subtitles and abstract December 2009

Ecological building with mud and tires in Hebrew http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vpbIKnvIX8
Building a Mud Oven in Hebrew http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1zSqYFdgQQ
Sculpting with mud in Hebrew http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNgsYIrzp3Q

La construction du musée et archive du Judaisme Marocain http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJnmmYEC4hU Francais

Music

The Spielberg Jewish Film Archive
Morocco - Music of the Jews from North Africa
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGzpxr0piMk English

Almagribi Sammy (Salomon Amzalag) sings I shall never forget you (amri ma nensak) accompanied by the Andalusian Ensemble
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqG9JAcliOA
Singer Sammy Almagribi

Biton Cohen Zohara of Beni Melal, Morocco, Lives now in Israel. She sings, improvises and recalls sayings she sang to celebrate family occasions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8tCZ-wFF9w  Arabic, Hebrew, English Part I ©
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYhWvYlbhUs Arabic, Hebrew, English Part II ©
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmGljpIQAzg Arabic, Hebrew, English Part III ©
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OvIQZ_8VkY Arabic, Hebrew, English Part IV ©
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhK-zrXtf3o Arabic, Hebrew, English Part V ©
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXk1LIBzR4M Arabic, Hebrew, English Part VI ©
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5f1mlwp5bu0 Arabic, Hebrew, English Part VII ©
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbYjqddOeng Arabic, Hebrew, English Part VIII©
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfLLvyrJxVQ Arabic, Hebrew, English Part IX ©
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAkMqcEjtjA Rabbi Yaacov HaCohen the Just, Arabic, Hebrew, English Part X © of a series in progress

Taalli- Neta Elkayam (Salim Halali)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWxzHyNZlSE

Moroccan folk music at its sublime creativity
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uzd40BucxU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8t5Ixvw5AE Music
Film written and directed by Asher Tlalim
The beauty of the music of the Moroccan Jews is its unique blend of Hebrew texts set to tunes borrowed from their Arab neighbors. This video was filmed on-location in Morocco and Israel in order to present the full flavor, feeling, and character of the poetry, messianic songs, and tunes that provide the foundation for authentic Moroccan Jewish music. Also featured in this unique musical extravaganza are Shlomo Bar and the Habrera Hativit Ensemble. ~ Kathryn Tamms, All Movie Guide


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3Ti1QzqoEM Adone haselihot - A Day of Atonement chant or piyut
Sung by Avihu Medina, accompanied by a choir and an orchestra, photos of Jewish Moroccan scenes in the background


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SjVRAIDbz4 Kol Nidre - A Day of Atonement chant or piyut
Eyal Bitton sings the beautiful & ancient Moroccan version of KOL NIDREI in a modern style. This haunting oath is sung on Yom Kippur by Jewish communities worldwide - Sephardi & Ashkenazi. Kol Nidré - version marocaine. Prière chantée la veille de Kippour. Harmonisation pour hazzan et chorale par soliste Eyal Bitton.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrlVq3gHcSs Rosh hashanna-New Year' s Piyut: Amonay Chama'ti..
Beautiful, pleading Sephardic High Holiday piyut recited on Rosh Hashana & Yom Kippur before Amidah.
Tradtional Moroccan melody sung by Eyal Bitton.
Piyout sepharade chanté à Roche Hachana & Yom Kippour avant l'Amida. Air marocain. Soliste: Eyal Bitton.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YG6dcb20dQA Piyut or sacred chanting
Leon Azancot, a wonderful 80 year old Tangerine Jew (he should live to 120), sang some piyyutim in Hebrew and explained them in Spanish at his insurance office over the Socco Grande (entrance to the souk) in Tangier, Morocco. Video by Vanessa Paloma


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tLwuFFMIgg Wedding chant
Sung by Francoise Atlan during the Fes Festival of Sacred world music, in Morocco. You can buy the CD on Amazon!
The song is called The Golden ladder and it is a traditional wedding song. Slideshow of beautiful Jewish Sephardic and Moroccan women and places. Note that not all women are jewish. Lyrics are posted on YouTube.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ngFD7Sb_Yw Wedding music Ariel Oziel sings a wedding song with Koby Chai

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHwuamoFC-U
The first song is Nani Nani a jewish sephardic lullaby,
the second song is Tsour Michela both sung by Francoise Atlan.
The other songs is a form of Gharnati music, mixed with jewish, arabic and gitano music and flamenco dance


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnEIDqINdgU
Andalusia, Andalusian, Andalus Arabic, Spanish, Jewish Music. Moroccan oudist Tarik Banzi improvises a solo.
He is the artistic director of Al-Andalus (www.Andalus.com) and oud & flamenco guitar ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w00UDth5V44
A composition of Felix Even Haim to Sason Zanani poem of love to Israel, an inter-cultural collaboration reflecting Israeli multi-culturalism


Izza Genini Moroccan Music documentaries unveil the wealth of Moroccan sounds and there is so much more to document

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmS629XoZjU
An Israeli Moroccan singer, Lior Elmaliah, sings Albinoni in Moroccan Arabic, directed by David Kribousheh, April 2009. Beautiful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzGoqfhQ5yQ
Israeli Moroccan singers, Lior Elmaliah and Simon Siboni, sing 'L'elisir d' amore' , directed by David Kribousheh, April 2009. Beautiful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpAWCmYgR70
Lior Elmaliah sings a string of songs Jewish Moroccan style.

Tom Cohen and Haim Look with Montreal Andalus Orchestra
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rwzaogrBGg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRmTNn0muyI

The Spielberg Jewish Film Archive
Sepharad Music of Sephardic Jews
Part of the Israel Music Heritage Project. The many different types of Ladino music dating back to the Middle Ages. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyptagyW1Pw

Zohara El Fassia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjDAbAgC8Wo&list=PL69519AADE58CAC26
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p07d2aAQyLs&list=PL69519AADE58CAC26
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf00hq6i02s&list=PL69519AADE58CAC26
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Iaf4pIilIo&list=PL69519AADE58CAC26
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQVkdBenuQI&list=PL69519AADE58CAC26
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXEOeroFeHc&list=PL69519AADE58CAC26

Painting

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9CP_RquaQo
Eliany's Gates of Welcome, A painting project exhibited at Palais Glam Galas, Vienna, 1993
See also a more detailed ebook on this website www.artengine.ca/eliany/ Gates of welcome

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTa9KjqgczE
Eroba Eroba, Une exposition d' Eliany a Vienne et a Paris, Revue de Philip Levy
More on this exhibit on this website www.artengine.ca/eliany/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9CP_RquaQo
Gates of Welcome, A painting project exhibited at Palais Glam Galas, Vienna

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZnMYuTS2g8
Jewish Moroccan Contemporary Artists

 

Radio


Rituals

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cyuuxSi9cE Hena
The application of hena, a redish natural conditioner, to parts of the body, is done for beauty as well as a good luck ritual. Hena rituals preceed bar mitsvahs and weddings, among other celebrations. It is a time of joy and celebration.

Hena celebration in Israel A Yafa Levy project
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3G91ZuD5NI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koepALS29I8&feature=youtu.be


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8GX7W0xdOY Hena
The night of the bride party, a celebration of the bride in the Jewish Moroccan tradition. The bride and her guests are anointed with hena, believed to offer protection from harm, a vestige of an ancient belief in the existence of underworld creatures which aim to snatch brides shortly before their wedding night.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvK_ZjnWcMo Hena
A hena celebration in Haifa, Israel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ej2NXjw6Bk Hena
A private henna party precceding the wedding (March 25, 2007). Everyone had a blast.

Vow of silence at a Casablanca Synagogue http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3XDb0Q6ZT0&feature=related

Kosher Chicken Slaughter At the Fes Rambam Centre http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vO2KCr5rlfs&feature=related

Saints and pilgrimage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8t5Ixvw5AE
The story of the Solika Saint. Also the story of saints.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkxIM4zSb34
Piyutim: a 14 years old. Yaacov Barchechat sings a string of religious chants and Moroccan wedding songs, among others
In the background one sees photos of landscapes and rabbis from Marocco

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McpxAAI1ing
Selihot with images of leading saints and rabbis


Settling Israel - The contribution of Moroccan Jews to the Development of Israel
Israel’s Other Pioneers © Part of a series in progress
I David Cohen, I have something to say David Cohen of Casablanca, Morocco, lives now at Sedot Mikha in Israel. He recounts tales of immigration to Israel and how he and his family rebuilt their life in Israel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB9spP9oBw0 Hebrew

Part of a series in progress
Israel’s Other Pioneers ©
Esther Amsalem of Ksar es Souk, Morocco, lives now at Sedot Mikha in Israel. She recounts tales of relations between Muslims and Jews, immigration to Israel, and how she and her family rebuilt their life in Israel.
Part I Esther Amsalem of Sedot Mikha © http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifmDCidF2J4  English and Hebrew, some Arabic  
Part II Esther Amsalem of Sedot Mikha © http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2f5oNqbLdw   English and Hebrew, some Arabic 
Part III Esther Amsalem of Sedot Mikha © http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzLs9Lv1DeQ   English and Hebrew, some Arabic 
Part IV © Esther Amsalem of Sedot Mikha © http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpVOB_gp-TA    English and Hebrew, some Arabic 
Part V © Esther Amsalem of Sedot Mikha ©  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4lFq5EKxCU English and Hebrew, some Arabic   
Part VI © Esther Amsalem of Sedot Mikha ©  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNmeXIAc04E   English and Hebrew, some Arabic             
Part VII © Esther Amsalem of Sedot Mikha ©  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0npYb2deIyY   English and Hebrew, some Arabic     

Israel’s Other Pioneers ©
Nissim Shtrit of Beni Melal, Morocco, lives now at Sedot Mikha in Israel. Nissim recounts in Part I about his learning farming, how farmed his plot independently to earn a living, since coop administrators skimmed profits and left coop members with debts. In Part II he talks about life in Morocco and the loss of trust in relations between people, once he moved to Israel.
Part I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8qx1d5Ad64 English and Hebrew, Arabic   
Part II   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjikS896JwU  English and Hebrew, Arabic   
                                                                             
The tale of David Assoulin on immigration to Israel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuJ8xcGTlTY&feature=related French

http://www.akadem.org/sommaire/series/module_6220.php A lecture By Simon Skira, Secrétaire général de la Fédération des juifs du Maroc en France,
35 ans de vie sociale et éducative au Negev in Hebrew.

Synagogues
Casablanca SynagogueVow of silence http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3XDb0Q6ZT0&feature=related
Casablanca Beth El Synagogue http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RQ7Ft4XX1w
Casablanca Beth El Synagogue http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RQ7Ft4XX1w
Casablanca Religious Learning http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKiqEd8-lNI
Essaouira had Synagogues too  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zzooz0mz9nU  French, English. Hebrew
Essaouira Pinto Synagogue © http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yebYRxNOyBE    French, English. Hebrew
Fes Iben Danan Synagogue © http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=at8tY6Rkc58  English. Hebrew

Weddings

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M3noLBX9P4
Take a look at the magnificent dresses worn by the Jewish women of Morocco for their pre-wedding Henna ceremony.
More often than not, many if not all of these dresses are handed down from mothers to daughters often for generations.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdoFeooLtIU
JEWISH WEDDINGS IN MOROCCO 1930 - 1960 (Photos in modern wedding gowns)
Jews of Morocco represent a remnant of an ancient,thriving community, which numbered over a quarter of a million in 1956. The largest community is in Casablanca, home to 2,000 Jews. There are small Jewish communities in Rabat (400), Marrakesh (250), Meknes (250), Tangier (150), Fez (150), and Tetuan (100). The Jews are generally descended from three different communities: Sephardim, Berber Jews, and Ashkenazim.
History: The Jewish community of present-day Morocco dates back more than 2,000 years. There were Jewish colonies in the country before it became a Roman province. Under the Romans the Jews enjoyed civic equality. In 429 the Vandal King Genserich conquered North Africa. In the 7th century many Jews fled Visgothic Spain and introduced modern culture, industry and commerce. Several Berber tribes adopted Judaism and controlled a vast area, but they were eventually subdued by Arab invaders. The Jews lived in peace until the 11th century.
In a 1033 pogrom in Fez thousands of Jews were murdered and the women were dragged off into slavery. When the liberal Almoravids came to power in 1062, conditions for Jews improved, but when the Almohades took over in the middle of the 12th century Jews were forced to embrace Islam or emigrate. It was during that time that Jews were forced to wear a particular costume a precursor of the Jewish badge. After the ouster of the Almohades in the 14th century the situation of Jews stabilized.
In 1391 a wave of Jewish refugees expelled from Spain brought new life to the community, as did new arrivals from Spain and Portugal in 1492 and 1497. From 1438, the Jews of Fez were forced to live in special quarters called mellahs, a name derived from the Arabic word for salt because the Jews in Morocco were forced to carry out the job of salting the heads of executed prisoners prior to their public display.
Under Moslem rule Jews had the status of dhimmi, protected vassals. The condition of the Jews did not improve until the establishment of the French Protectorate in 1912, when they were given equality and religious autonomy. However, although their situation was endangered during World War II when France was ruled by the antisemitic Vichy government, King Muhammed V prevented their deportation. By 1948 there were some 270,000 Jews in Morocco.In the face of a prevailing atmosphere of uncertainty and grinding poverty, many Jews elected to leave for Israel, France, the US and Canada. When Morocco gained independence in 1956, Jews became Moroccan citizens and were given equal rights and freedom of movement. However, legislation restricted their right to emigrate. Largely thanks to intervention by the WJC, the government allowed Moroccan Jews to leave. In the aftermath of the Six-Day War, the conditions worsened and many middle-class Jews emigrated.
Community: The major Jewish organization representing the community is the Conseil des Communautes Israelites in Casablanca. Its functions include external relations, general communal affairs, communal heritage, finance, maintenance of holy places, youth activities, and cultural and religious life. There are also regional committees which deal with the religious and social welfare needs of the community. The welfare organization in Casablanca is responsible for medical aid to the needy and hot meals for underprivileged Jewish pupils.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIywpRdgIcw
Photos of brides in traditional wedding dresses (al kassoua el kebira)
Old pictures of the Moroccan Jews, wedding celebrations and daily life, reflecting multiculturalism in Morocco.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8t5Ixvw5AE
The story of the Solika Saint, marriages and saints.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oC7VjmcdK8o
Lior Elmaliah sings wedding blessings at Kobi Oz wedding. A fusion of Jewish, Moroccan, Andalusian style. Touching.