Culture and etiquette

Al Mamlakah al Maghribiyah; local short form: Al Maghrib Orientation Identification. Al Maghrib, the Arabic name for Morocco, means “far west” or “where the sun sets. At that time, the Maghrib region included the countries that are today Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. The countries of the Maghrib share many common historical and cultural features. All have indigenous Berber populations and a strong Islamic base. Similarly, all were colonized by France, and remain largely bilingual, with both French and Arabic being spoken. Although European influence in Morocco is strong, it is still a country of distinctly Arabic tradition. The vast difference between the crude life on the streets and the hospitality and intimacy found in the home reflect the duality that is deeply ingrained in Moroccan culture.

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Moroccan wedding customs June 20, Moroccan wedding customs are shrouded by many myths. However, the real customs of Morocco may seem strange and unusual for Europeans. Although the oriental celebration is pompous, the bride and groom can feel uncomfortable in a large company of guests. Engagement In the old days, marriage was based on the agreement of the parents solely because of the material gain.

Modern boys and girls choose their own pair and marry even without the blessing of their parents. Engagement takes place one year before the official marriage.

Are you curious to know what wedding traditions and rituals are being practice in some parts of the world? A number of these traditions are followed for many decades, while some traditional brides and grooms prefer not to stick with it.

This is a guest post I asked Brenda to write as my dating experience is over a decade old at this point. Both she and I wrestled with how to talk about this topic but I knew I wanted to. Dating itself in Morocco, between Moroccans themselves and between Moroccans and foreigners can feel and be a reality for a good chunk of people taboo. There are so many factors and circumstances that make up the dating world in and out of Morocco.

To begin, I want to say the thing some people will hate to admit: Whether religiously they or others believe it is right or wrong, it exists in Morocco just like anywhere else in the world. In rural places, dating is secretive. In my own experience, I only became aware of teenagers crushing on each other from my pseudo-village confidante position being the only American in the village. But, for traditional and oddly some non-traditional folk, you become a woman when you consummate your marriage.

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From the fifth to the third centuries B. In another legend, it is related that Joab was sent to Morocco to fight the Philistines , who had been driven out of Canaan ; an inscription describing this expedition is said to have existed near the present-day town of Zagora. Wadi Oued Draa and the region of Oufran Ifran of the Anti-Atlas are said to have been the sites of important Jewish settlements before the destruction of the Second Temple.

The earliest epigraphic evidence on the presence of Jews in Morocco, however, comes from the second century C. The latter is in Greek, while one of the inscriptions of Volubilis is in Hebrew.

Ancient Man and His First Civilizations North African History (Excluding Egypt) In many cases, the demographic history of North Africa closely parallels that of the United States: In that Europeans, and in this case Turks also: first colonize, and then the descendants of the colonizers fight a war of liberation from their original homelands, for sole claim to the conquered territories. And as.

I tend to let the comments section just roll as people share their own stories and experiences. Some are good, some are bad. I am really blessed that my husband and my marriage has largely defied those stereotypes. I know many other women and men whose relationships also defy them. I know yet others whose relationships fit the stereotype.

Family and children These are essentially the two most important things in Moroccan life. Both men and women see marriage as a very important life milestone and aside from a select few, having children is a desire. Economic and educational status of your spouse will have some bearing on your relationship. If your partner has been able to travel outside of the country they will likely have a much different worldview than somehow that has not.

If they have received higher education than they too will have a different outlook and a wider set of opportunities. If they have zero opportunity in Morocco than they will be looking to leave the country. Socio-economic background has a role in every relationship, couple that with cultural and possibly religious difference and you will face challenges.

Immigration is a crash course.

Berbers of Morocco

Morocco, mountainous country of western North Africa that lies directly across the Strait of Gibraltar from Spain. Controlled by Carthage from an early date, the region was later the westernmost province of the Roman Empire. Following the Arab conquest of the late 7th century ce, the broader area of North Africa came to be known as the Maghrib Arabic:

Identification. Al Maghrib, the Arabic name for Morocco, means “far west” or “where the sun sets.” When the Arabs first arrived in northern Africa in the seventh century C.E., Morocco was believed to be the westernmost point in the that time, the Maghrib region included the countries that are today Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia.

The Sages say that naming a baby is a statement of her character, her specialness, and her path in life. For at the beginning of life we give a name, and at the end of life a “good name” is all we take with us. An angel comes to the parents and whispers the Jewish name that the new baby will embody. Yet this still doesn’t seem to help parents from agonizing over which name to pick! So how do we choose a name? And why is the father’s name traditionally not given to a son — e.

Can a boy be named after a female relative? Can the name be announced before the Bris?

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Morocco is slightly larger in area than California, and its territory has three different regions. The northern coast along the Mediterranean Sea is made up of fertile land that rises to elevations of about 8, feet 2, meters. The Atlas Mountains run between the Atlantic coast in the southwest to the Mediterranean Sea in the northeast.

SABC (South Africa) December 27, Burnt initiates taken to hospital. Three initiates who were burnt at an initiation school in Matatiele in the Eastern Cape have been taken to hospital.

The introduction to this magnificent work sheds light on an otherwise enigmatic enterprise, the inner workings of Moroccan Halacha. I believe the key points can be boiled down to three points that serve to create the distinctive Moroccan approach to Halacha. It turns out that the Rosh was forced to flee from persecution in Germany and then settled in Spain where he served as the leader of the community and was enormously influential.

When the Jews were banished from Spain in , many of the megorashim refugees moved to Morocco. The megorashim exerted an enormous influence in their adopted land especially in Fes and Northern Morocco. The megorashim brought with them their affinity for the approach of the Rosh. Most famously, Moroccan Jews follow the Rosh Berachot 2: This stands in contrast to the Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim This is not surprising since the megorashim from Spain also emerged as the dominant community in Turkey after the Spanish expulsion.

Chacham Ovadia most decidedly does not adhere to this rule. The following are two prominent examples.

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The inspection is believed to have formed part of routine checks performed on vessels in the area, related to the paperwork on board to make sure the correct taxes have been paid. The Customs agents are understood to have left after discovering everything on board Cristiano’s yacht, named as AYa London, was in order. Spanish Tax Agency officials are not expected to make any official comment. A source quoted by leading Spanish daily El Mundo described the inspection as ‘a routine control on vessels of the type that are carried out every summer in the Balearic Islands.

Customs agents are understood to have made their unexpected appearance just off the Formentera shoreline as Cristiano returned from a restaurant with his mother, girlfriend and children including his new surrogate twins Eva and Mateo.

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In part 2 of our three part series on Swedish wedding traditions, we examine the most typical Swedish wedding customs and talk with insiders about what characterizes weddings in Sweden. But once the initial thrill of being newly engaged wears off, the planning period begins. The typical Swedish wedding ceremony is of course influenced by unique Swedish customs. The Swedish wedding day: As a common Swedish custom, the couple usually walks down the aisle together.

This is an age-old tradition for Swedish brides, although not as common today and often substituted with a modern tiara or veil. However, traditionally the bride would wear a garland of myrtle leaves on her head a symbol of innocence often accompanied with the traditional Swedish wedding folk costume. Swedes, in general, tend to have a very minimalistic approach to weddings. The Swedish bride and groom will normally have one bridesmaid and one best man.

An old Swedish wedding custom: Swedes have an adorable tradition where the bride, on her wedding day, carries coins in her shoes.

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