Jewish Lazama Synagogue in Marrakech ✡
Photo of inside the Jewish Lazama Synagogue in Marrakech
Travel in Marrakech and exploring its hidden secrets is always interesting. Marrakech as a heritage mix of Berbers, Arabs and Jews all together. A walk in Marrakech tiny old medina streets is a back in time trip.
In the Mellah district – which is the Jewish quarter of Marrakech you can explore the immense shops but also you can visit the Lazama Synagogue which is open to public. This is a very interesting place as you enter a whole new world inside Marrakech itself. This synagogue is also called as Slat el Azama, Al Zama or only Lazama.
Video of the Jewish Synagogue in Marrakech:
Originally built in 1492, the year in which the Jews were expelled from Spain, the present building dates from the turn of the 19 th to the 20 th century. According to legend, the synagogue was built in the Second Temple period by Jews who had never lived in Eretz Israel and had not witnessed the destruction of the Temple. As a result, not applied to them are some rituals and prohibitions affecting other Jews.
The synagogue Slat el Azama is part of a set of buildings built around a large central courtyard, reserving the upstairs area for classrooms for teaching children Torah.