Mohammed Kenbib: A Specialist in Judaism

Professor Mohammed Kenbib is considered one of the most important specialists in Jewish culture and its presence in Morocco. He is the author of numerous books and publications on Jews in Morocco, the most famous of which is “Muslims and Jews in Morocco, from the origins to the present day”, through which he sheds light on how the relationship between Jews and Muslims in Morocco has evolved throughout history.

In all his books and lectures, he is keen to highlight the issue of coexistence between Muslims and Jews in Morocco throughout its centuries-old history and how these two communities have lived together in a harmonious and fraternal manner. This author has analyzed the history of this relationship from the 7th and 8th centuries to the present day, always recalling that Jews lived on Moroccan soil about two thousand years before the advent of Islam.

Mohammed Kenbib is also the author of : “Jews and Muslims in Morocco” and “The Protected: Contribution to Contemporary Moroccan History”. He is also co-author of the book “From Protectorate to Independence” and other books dealing with the Jewish question and component in Morocco and the history of Jewish immigration.

He has worked as a visiting professor at the Sorbonne and the Graduate School of Social Sciences, as well as teaching at Oxford University and at many American universities. He also served as Cultural Counselor at the Moroccan Embassy in Paris between 1997 and 2001.

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