A few days ago, Rabbi Yoshiyaho Pinto went to Rabat, where he was received by one of the Jewish families who invited him, in the presence of members of the Jewish community residing in Morocco, to receive his blessings.
On this occasion, the Moroccan Rabbi referred to the sanctity of the Shabbat, whose fulfillment of the rituals mentioned in the Torah is likely to protect Jews from all evils and problems of life during the rest of the week. He also referred to the importance of prayer, which gives energy and vigor to the faithful, both Jews and Muslims.
The grandson of the famous Rabbi Haim Pinto, who is buried in Essaouira, recommended the need to stay away from problems and conflicts, and to concentrate on oneself and one’s own affairs instead of looking after others, stressing the importance of taking advantage of the lessons that life gives us, and the need to show positive energy, to surround oneself with positive people whose influence is beneficial.
Rabbi Yoshiyaho Pinto expressed his joy at being among the members of the Jewish community in Morocco, despite his exhaustion. He recalled that Jews were already present in the Kingdom of Morocco 2,500 years ago, adding: “Today we have a Yeshiva (school of Torah teaching) in Morocco, in which about 40 Jewish students study and give a living example of the commitment of Jews, through the generations, in the fulfillment of the rituals of their religion. They have learned to perform the rituals of Halal sacrifice, while waiting to learn many other things. »
Rabbi Pinto pointed out that among the 14 million Jews in the world, 4 million do not conform to the precepts of the Torah, adding that 15% of the practicing Jews are of Moroccan origin and are established in all corners of the world, including Morocco, Canada, the United States, France, etc. He said that the majority of the Jews are of Moroccan origin.
At the end of his visit, the Moroccan rabbi, who now lives between Morocco and New York, where he receives medical care, wished His Majesty King Mohamed VI long life and good health, considering Morocco a blessed country.
It should be noted that Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto, was last year appointed President of the Rabbinical Court of the Jews of Morocco. He holds office at the famous Beth-El synagogue in Casablanca, where he supervises the affairs of the Jewish community residing in Morocco, whether it be prayer, halal slaughter or kashrut.