yesterday evening (sunday 12th), 11.32-11.59pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated from 9.32am, 1.32pm on friday, and from may 2018)
morocco’s jews: hospitality or hostility? (in the heart and soul series) (presented by nina robinson)
“What will the future be for the co-existence of Muslim and Jewish communities in this unique Muslim country?
Morocco’s Jewish community was once the biggest in the Muslim world. More than a quarter of a million Jews called the North African country home. Most Moroccan Jews left after the establishment of Israel in 1940s and 50s.
The understanding between the two religious communities, who used to live side by side, has slowly been forgotten.Young people especially feel a growing disconnect with the communities of the past. Many Muslim Moroccan’s are bringing a middle eastern Islam to the country, different to Morocco’s traditionally Sufi inspired moderate version of the faith.”
(if you missed it, available at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csxgh7)