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Belgian Jews and Muslims celebrate Mimouna together
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Belgian Jews and Muslims celebrate Mimouna together

Belgium’s Morrocan Jews celebrated Mimouna with local Muslims in Brussels on Tuesday, in the traditional festival to mark the end of Pesach.

Moroccan Jews and Muslims gathered in a large hall for the event recalling how the festival was celebrated in the old country where it marked the close relations between the two communities.

Maurice Tal, president of the Belgian Association of Moroccan Jews, said that the local community remained strongly attached to Morocco, its values and traditions and coexistence. 

He was joined at the event by Mohamed Ameur, Ambassador of Morocco to Belgium and Luxembourg and by the Chief Rabbi of Brussels Albert Guigui, himself a native of Morocco.

Festivities continued through the night.

 Click here to read the full article in Le 360 mag 

Friday, April 21, 2017
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