This unusual coloring was introduced by Jewish refugees, who believed that the more you look at anything blue, the more often you think about heaven and God. The tradition caught on, becoming a signature feature of the old part of town.Photo: Brian Hammonds

“I live in the Mellah, surrounded by more Arabs and Muslims than any other Jew in the world, but I feel more at home, more safe, here, than anywhere else I have lived….”

“…. there are other countries where you could live….would you move to one of those countries? “I’m 100% Moroccan. My ancestors have lived in Morocco for 2500 years…and [also from] the expulsion from Spain in 1492. No matter what anyone says, this is a Jewish land and my land…. Let […]