Jewish Cemetery . Emily Gottreich Writes : In The Summer Of 1555 , By Writ Of Pa ...
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Description: Jewish cemetery . Emily Gottreich writes : In the summer of 1555 , by writ of Papal Bull , the ghetto of Rome came into being . Within less than half a decade , across the Mediterranean at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains , the Jews of Marrakech met a fate not unlike that of their Italian co religionists when they , too , were transferred to their own " city within a city . " Located where the Moroccan sultans stables had previously stood , the new walled Jewish quarter of Marrakech was in fact the second of its kind in Morocco , and like its predecessor in Fez it was called a mellah , 2 a name that originally referred to the salty marsh area to which the Jews of the northern Moroccan capital had been transferred . The Roman ghetto had similarly appropriated its name from its predecessor , the Venetian foundry ( ghetto or ghetto ) where a policy of Jewish confinement was first put into official practice in Italy . The terms continued to follow parallel trajectories , mor
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