Marrakesh – Mellah
Mellah – Jewish quarters of Morocco are today mainly inhabited by Muslims. Mellahs were segregated communities where Moroccan Jews resided. They were placed near royal palaces or governor’s quarters in order to protect the community against rioting. Jews played a huge economic role in Moroccan history, but since the founding of Israel, most Moroccan Jews left the country fearing persecution, making aliyah out of conviction or seeking better economic opportunities. The souks here are way better than the tourist friendly ones near Jemaa el-Fna.