Slat al-Azama Synagogue

Marrakech, Morocco

Slat al-Azama Synagogue

The Slat al-Azama Synagogue or Lazama Synagogue (Arabic: كنيس صلاة العزامة‎, Hebrew: בית הכנסת צלאת אל עזמה‎) is one of the best-known synagogues in Marrakesh, Morocco. It is located in the historic Mellah (Jewish quarter) of the old city.

The synagogue was associated with Sephardic Jews who were expelled from Spain in 1492. The synagogue's foundation is likewise traditionally attributed to 1492, though one scholar has indicated that the exact year of establishment has not been verified. The Mellah district in which the synagogue is located was not created until 1557.: 363–364 : 258  In any case, the synagogue's current form dates from a more modern restoration. The building is still functioning as a synagogue today.



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