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Tangier Cemetery
Morocco

Surrounded by palm trees and caressed by the wind blowing off the Mediterranean, the marble tombstones of the Tangier Jewish cemetery share their color with the brilliant white sand of the beach they overlook. The city’s Jewish community is diminished, but still active, and continues to care for the site. Though the cemetery has recently had problems with vandalism, major work is underway to weed and clean the site and its 3500 tombs, as well as pave its roads and paths. Researchers from Diarna, the Geo-Museum of North African and Middle Eastern Jewish Life, have documented scores of synagogues, cemeteries, schools, shrines, and other strucutres throughout the country. Check out http://diarna.org/2013/10/15/from-the-field-an-immersive-sites-tour/ to begin an immersive panoramaic tour. Learn how you can act now to preserve endagered Jewish historical sites by visiting: http://diarna.org/contribute/

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