A report on Fez, Morocco and Isaac Alfasi

View of Fes el-Bali and the minaret of the Zawiya of Moulay Idris II, which commemorates Idris II, one of the founders of Fez
Remains of the city walls on the north side of Fes el-Bali, which were rebuilt during the Almohad period (12th-13th century)
The Bou Inania Madrasa, the most important madrasa built by the Marinids in Fes (14th century)
Jews of Fez in the 1900s. The Mellah was the traditional Jewish quarter of the city since the 15th century.
Borj Nord, a Saadian fortress built in the 16th century overlooking Fez from the north
Patio of Moulay Rashid (17th century) inside the Royal Palace of Fez (photo from 1922)
The New Mechouar, created by Moulay Hassan I in the late 19th century at the northern entrance to Fes Jdid and the Royal Palace; on the left is the entrance to the Dar al-Makina, dating from the same time
The abdication of Abd al-Hafid, Sultan of Morocco in 1912
A street in the modern Ville Nouvelle ("New City") of Fez
The walled district of Fes el-Bali.
Local boys from Fez
Produce peddler in the Old Medina of Fes, Morocco.
Interior of the Zawiya of Moulay Idris II in Fes el-Bali
Interior of the Al Fassiyin Synagogue in the Mellah
Al-Attarine Madrasa built in 1323–1325 in Fes el-Bali
Interior of the mausoleum of Ahmad al-Tijani (d. 1815) in the Zawiya of Sidi Ahmed al-Tijani in Fes el-Bali
City walls of Fez (northern section).
Leather tanning in Chouara Tannery
Gates of the Alaouite Royal Palace (Dar al-Makhzen)
Rooftop view of the domes of the Saffarin Hammam, located at Place Seffarine
Avenue Hassan II in the Ville Nouvelle (New City)
A copy of Muhammad al-Jazuli's Sufi text Dala'il al-Khayrat, a book of prayers first written in Fes in the 15th century.
Table of calculations from a copy of the Sefer Abudraham printed in Fez in 1516, the first book printed in Africa
A painting of the 17th century expulsion of the Moriscos from Valencia.
The Sufi calligrapher and scholar Muhammad Bin Al-Qāsim al-Qundūsi (d. 1861) developed his unique calligraphic style in Fes.
Performance at the World Sacred Music Festival in 2012 (Bab Dekkakin in the background)
University of al-Qarawiyyin
Gare de Fes, train station in the modern urban area of Fez

His name "Alfasi" means "of Fez" in Arabic, but opinions differ as to whether he ever lived in Fez.

- Isaac Alfasi

circa 1012), the Talmudist Isaac al-Fasi (d.

- Fez, Morocco

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Imaginary 18th-century depiction of Maimonides

Maimonides

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Medieval Sephardic Jewish philosopher who became one of the most prolific and influential Torah scholars of the Middle Ages.

Medieval Sephardic Jewish philosopher who became one of the most prolific and influential Torah scholars of the Middle Ages.

Imaginary 18th-century depiction of Maimonides
The dominion of the Almohad Caliphate at its greatest extent, c. 1200
Maimonides' house in Fez, Morocco
Monument in Córdoba
Bas relief of Maimonides in the United States House of Representatives.
The Tomb of Maimonides in Tiberias
Depiction of Maimonides teaching students about the 'measure of man' in an illuminated manuscript.
The title page of The Guide for the Perplexed
Plaque of Maimonides at Rambam Medical Center, Haifa
Manuscript page by Maimonides. Judeo-Arabic language in Hebrew letters.
The original manuscript of the Commentary on the Mishnah, handwritten by Musa bin Maymun in Judeo-Arabic in a Rashi script.

Maimonides studied Torah under his father, who had in turn studied under Rabbi Joseph ibn Migash, a student of Isaac Alfasi.

For the next ten years, Maimonides moved about in southern Spain, eventually settling in Fez in Morocco.

Statue of the Sephardic philosopher Maimonides, in Córdoba, Spain

Sephardi Jews

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Sepharadi Jews (יהדות ספרד, ; Djudíos Sefardíes), also known as Sephardic Jews or Sepharadim, and sometimes referred to by modern scholars as Hispanic Jews,

Sepharadi Jews (יהדות ספרד, ; Djudíos Sefardíes), also known as Sephardic Jews or Sepharadim, and sometimes referred to by modern scholars as Hispanic Jews,

Statue of the Sephardic philosopher Maimonides, in Córdoba, Spain
Jewish Festival in Tetuan, Alfred Dehodencq, 1865, Paris Museum of Jewish Art and History
Sephardi Jewish couple from Sarajevo in traditional clothing (1900)
A 1902 Issue of La Epoca, a Ladino newspaper from Salonica (Thessaloniki)
19th-century Moroccan Sephardic wedding dress.
First Cemetery of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, Shearith Israel (1656–1833) in Manhattan, New York City
Emma Lazarus, American poet. Born into a large New York Sephardi family.
Sephardi family from Misiones Province, Argentina, circa 1900.
The Expulsion of the Jews from Spain (in the year 1492) by Emilio Sala Francés
Dedication at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem written in Hebrew, English, Yiddish, and Judeo-Spanish
13th-century depiction of a Jew and Muslim playing chess in Al-Andalus
Observing the Havdalah ritual, 14th-century Spain
A representation of the 1506 Jewish Massacre in Lisbon.
Interior of the Portuguese synagogue in Amsterdam, c. 1680
Execution of Mariana de Carabajal in Mexico City, daughter of Francisca Nuñez de Carabajal, in 1601 by the Santo Oficio.
A young woman weeps during the deportation of Jews of Ioannina (Greece) on 25 March 1944.

Such figures exclude the significant number of Jews who returned to Spain due to the hostile reception they received in their countries of refuge, notably Fez.

Isaac Alfasi