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  • VIDEO: Moroccan Jewish sacred singing

    May 11, 2008 | 6:36 pm

    Leon Azancot, a wonderful 80 year old Tangerine Jew (he should live to 120), sang some piyyutim in Hebrew and explained them in Spanish at his insurance office over the Socco Grande (entrance to the souk) in Tangier, Morocco.

    Video by Vanessa Paloma.

    Vanessa wrote about her visit for The Journal.

     

  • Letter from Tangier: Preserving the music of the Jews of Morocco

    By Vanessa Paloma

    September 13, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    At 6:30 a.m., I was walking toward Sha'ar Rafael, the synagogue on Boulevard Pasteur, the central drag in downtown Tangier. It is the last synagogue in this community of fewer than 100 Jews, the last one left in this Northern Moroccan port city that at its zenith housed 22...
  • Even Maidelehs Don Pasties

    By Keren Engelberg

    February 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Jewish girl stereotypes get tossed -- including one you might have heard about them being prudes -- when "Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad" makes its West Coast debut this Thursday night at Tangier.

    As creator and emcee Susannah Perlman describes it, the variety show features comedy,...