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Friday, September 5, 2008


Old city mostly uninhabited now. Found mellah, no longer any preserved synagogues w as the word we got from a local shopkeeper. Exit nice, well tended, palm tree-lined part of city to enter grittier part of city. Found market area adjacent to walled area and discover this is Jewish cemetery of Settat. There is a gatekeeper and his family who lives on the premises. A sign indicated that the cemetery was restored in April 2001. Hundreds of well preserved graves. Many deaths in 5716 or 1956. Gatekeeper told us there was another Jewish cemetery called Dad in Beni Ahmed. Beni Ahmed he said was an hour away by grand taxi.

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