Category Archives: Religion

Invitation to Youmein Festival

Tanger Evénements Ouvert au Public Our first event open to the public will be at the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies (TALIM), on August 26th at 12pm! Please join us for a roundtable panel and discussion on the … Continue reading

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Angels, Monsters, and Bastards

Bastards, a documentary about a Moroccan woman’s quest to legitimize her daughter, was shown to acclaim at the Legation.
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Los Hispanojudíos

Instead of being an object of protest, Tangier Cervantes Institute’s exhibit “Los hispanojudíos en Marruecos” underscores the kingdom’s long history of providing refuge to Jews.
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Sidi Bouarraquia’s Back!

Colorful cortege in honor of the Mouloud and Tangier’s patron saint Sidi Bouarraquia.
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Sephardic Song in an Anglican Church

Vanessa Paloma sings of love, loss, and longing, in the lost language of the Sephardic Jews who made Morocco their home after their eviction from Spain.
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Horsemen of an Apocalypse: les Chevaux de Dieu

The human components of suicide bombings, told with great realism and poetry by Moroccan film maker Nabil Ayouch.
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Islam, America, and Anouar Majid

  TALIM hosted Dr. Anouar Majid of the University of New England, back in his native Tangier to move forward his plan to establish a UNE center in the city. For the very respectable Friday evening crowd of academics, students, … Continue reading

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1992-2012, Algeria-Morocco: Political Islam(s)

  On a January night 20 years ago this month, tanks were rolling down the Avenue de A.L.N in Oran.  At first I was simply concerned that they would knock down our venerable building by mistake when one of them … Continue reading

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Let It Rain, On Morocco

From "Précipitations Annuelles," dry month map inset at TALIM research library, from the colonial era Institut Scientifique Chérifien The Scientific American picked up Reuters' article from today "Morocco prays for rain for first time since 2007." Now, I don't think … Continue reading

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Moroccan Christmas in a Holy Town: Moulay Idriss

Bordj Nord in fog, Christmas Eve Fez, 2011 "Christmas in Fez!" was already taken as the title to a blog post by another American last year.  In any case, for us it was Christmas Eve in Fez, and Christmas day … Continue reading

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