Jewish Tour in Morocco The Three Saints of Errachidia (09 Nights – 10 Days)
Jewish Tour in Morocco: The great places of Jewish pilgrimage in Morocco are visited annually by thousands of faithful. The Jewish cemetery of Errachidia is no exception, with the stories of Rabbi Yahia Lahlou, Rabbi Moul Tria and Rabbi Moul Sedra.
In the Moroccan Oriental, on the road from Errachidia (formerly called Ksar Souk) to Rich, Jews in the region had built two separate cemeteries. In the first, few tombs from the early 1900s. The second, distinguished by a large green door, decorated with candlesticks, it mainly hosts the three tombs: Rabbi Yahia Lahlou – Rabbi Moul Tria – Rabbi Moul Sedra. According to local traditions, these three saints all arrived in Morocco at the time of the destruction of Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem in 587 BC. J.-C.
A testimony from the region that lived 100 years told the story of Rabbi Yahia Lahlou and the other two tzaddikims:
- Rabbi Yahia Lahlou
When the Jews knew that Rabbi Yahia Lahlou was a tasdik, they had built a temple. The next day it was destroyed. The Jews had accused the Muslims, astonished at the accusations they had refuted, thus urging their Jewish neighbors to rebuild everything and stand guard at night to watch the place. The next day, too, the building was razed. Ils avaient compris que le tasdik n’avait pas apprécié qu’on construise ce bâtiment sur sa tombe. Some Jews at the time had the same dream of tasdik telling them that those wishing to make a pilgrimage could do so without construction.
- Rabbi Moul Tria
That the Muslims informed the Jews that on Friday afternoons, after the Laasr prayer, a kind of lamp descends from the sky illuminates the tomb next to that of Rabbi Yahia Lahlou, the Jews seeing there a miracle, then decide to include this second falls into the pilgrimage by giving the name of Rabbi Moul Tria to this tasdik.
- Rabbi Moul Sedra
It is also in the same way that a third tomb will also be included in this pilgrimage. Coated by the branches of an Arab, the Jews could not distinguish that he was hiding a burial. They also began to have the same dream: the tasdik would come and tell them that they were passing by the tree (sadra), without visiting it. He would have informed them that he was, from his experience, a hakham. ”
Currently, pilgrims arrive from Errachidia after visiting a synagogue in the village, before making their pilgrimage to the three graves of Rabbi Lahlou, Rabbi Moul Tria and Rabbi Moul Sedra.
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