Moroccans abroad share leavened bread with Moroccan Jews during Passover

Tariq Abla – Netherlands

It is therefore Passover, the occasion where the Jews see it as a time to give thanks to God for the blessing of having saved them from Pharaoh and his people who pursued them when they fled Egypt under the leadership of the Prophet Moses, peace be upon him. This is the occasion in which the Jews wove their stories that say they made unleavened and unleavened bread during an 8-day period of thanksgiving offerings to God that were later called Easter.

In this regard, the Netherlands-sponsored Friendship Foundation organized a diverse celebration attended by a group of Jews in addition to other religions, as an annual tradition through which Moroccan Jews of various regions.

“Professor Ahmed Al-Masry”, president of the Friendship Foundation, underlined the importance of this ceremony, which constitutes a link between Jews, Moroccans and the rest of their sisters of other religions, and c It’s also an opportunity to strengthen ties. of fraternity and friendship between the different peoples of the world to spread the values ​​of tolerance, solidarity and fraternity in harmony with the teachings of our true Islamic religion.

Al-Masri added that this occasion occurs on the last night of the Jewish Passover, as Moroccan Muslims are accustomed to participating with Moroccan Jews in this celebration by visiting their neighbors and friends and offering them food, including bread which contains yeast as it is forbidden to Jews during Passover days. They also offer them honey and fish and various other things in the most wonderful picture of solidarity and coexistence among the people of one nation.

Al-Asri stressed that this is in accordance with the traditions and customs of Morocco as a country of tolerance and openness to other cultures, its good approach is to reject violence, racism and discrimination between peoples, adding that the Friendship Foundation, as a foundation, emphasized that this is in line with the traditions and customs of Morocco as a country of tolerance and openness to other cultures. former national institution, has a long history in this field and aims to enshrine these values ​​and embody the principles of dialogue between different cultures and nationalities.

As our organization is known for celebrating all national occasions, the organization’s involvement in this ceremony is only conclusive proof of the love and attachment of its members to their country and their pride in its territorial integrity and its authentic Moroccan identity.
Al-Asri did not let the opportunity pass without offering his sincere thanks to all those who contributed to the success of this religious ceremony, including local personalities and others from other regions representing other communities of multiple religions, believing that the presence of the Consul General of the Kingdom of Morocco is an added value to the significant presence. “By Rabbi M. Simon Bornstein”, as well as by the poet Souad Suwaidi, who made an impact by presenting one of her poems which she recited on the occasion.

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