The Latest from Morocco

Jun 8 2:48am
Rabat

What Remains: Discovering the Traces of Jewish Life in Morocco

by Sarah

What is it like to be Jewish in an Arab country where the memory of Judaism is everywhere—and the Jews themselves are mostly gone?

Jun 5 4:46pm
Rabat

A Day in the Life

by Sarah

The last routine day in Rabat

May 31 12:36am
Rabat

Memories of Morocco

by Katya

What my grandmother remembers best about Morocco is the moment she stepped off the ferry at the port of Tangier. I can imagine what she saw, because it’s hardly changed since the 1960s: a white city on a hill, shadowing the sea, its buildings glinting like porcelain in the sun, or the insides of oyster shells.

May 28 2:39pm
Rabat

10 Days of Ramadan

by Katya

It was swelteringly hot the first week of Ramadan in Rabat; even sitting on the terrace at 7:14 p.m., when the sun had just dipped under the horizon, the heat was oppressive. It felt appropriate that the first heat wave of the year had swept the city as the holy month began. It left the ground as parched as the people. It also made fasting difficult.

May 17 7:49am
Rabat

Fez & Furnaces

by Katya

In chambers underneath the ancient city of Fez, men sit tending the flames of furnaces. The rooms are cavernous but half-filled with sawdust, like great sand dunes; the men perch on them, stirring the embers.