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For Immediate Release
August 12, 2004

Moroccan Research Center Hosts Conference on Jewish Culture
Fact of the Day

The Tangier American Legation Museum and the Moroccan branch of the American Institute for Maghrib Studies recently hosted a four-day conference on "Rethinking Jewish Culture and Society in North Africa." The conference featured presentations by 32 scholars from Algeria, Israel, Morocco, Tunisia, and the United States, on challenges to tolerance and diversity. The U.S. Department of State helped fund the conference. The Ministry of Culture in Rabat arranged for the conference to borrow Sarah Levin's photographic exhibit "Jews Among The Berbers." The conference illustrates another way that the United States is supporting diversity and culture around the globe.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of State

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