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Asjen Shrine Synagogue

Located a few kilometers north of the spiritual center of Ouezzane and on the edge of the Bled es-Siba, or ungoverned area, Asjen’s sparse population and idyllic scenery provide a fitting setting for the unassuming and tranquil, yet deeply important shrine of Rabbi Amram Ben Diwan. Born in the early 18th century in Hebron, the rabbi travelled to the city of Ouezzane as an emissary from the Jewish community in Jerusalem. He proved to be a wise scholar and was noted for his miraculous healing powers, according to Issachar Ben-Ami’s Saint Veneration among the Jews of Morocco. The shrine itself has been claimed to provide cures. In one anecdote, Ben-Ami recounts how a Christian woman with fits of insanity was healed after spending one week near the shrine. To learn more about this site and explore others, visit our exhibit website (http://www.jewishmorocco.org/?page_id=1148).

Copyright: The Diarna Project
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 14040x7020
Taken: 01/05/2011
Hochgeladen: 31/08/2011
Aktualisiert: 22/03/2015


Tags: diarna; d'fina; jewish; juif; jews; judaism; maroc; morocco; moroccan; maghreb; north africa; shrine; history; heritage; muslim; islam; jewishmorocco
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