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Yoshiyahu Pinto, appointed chief rabbi of Morocco

Last Saturday, Yoshiyahu Pinto, who is of Moroccan origin, was appointed to fulfill his rabbinical function within the Jewish community of the Kingdom. The new spiritual leader thus takes the place of his predecessor Aharon Monsonego, who died in August 2018 at the age of 90.

According to several Israeli newspapers, Pinto has ensured his commitment to the service of the Jewish community to which he promises to adopt a new path. Community that he had the opportunity to meet during many visits to Morocco before his appointment on April 13 current. He also wanted to recall his meeting with members of the Moroccan royal family.

The new Chief Rabbi, at the ceremony of his appointment at the Beith-El synagogue in Casablanca, in the presence of the Moroccan authorities, did not fail to mention the support given to him by King Mohammed VI and his thanks to the address of the sovereign. According to a statement, Casablanca will host a Hebrew religious study center. The launching ceremony of this center has just taken place and young people from all over the world will be able to access this center.

It is also learned that the Shuva organization, founded by Yoshiyahu Pinto, will do humanitarian work for the youth. The Moroccan Simo Benbachir, will be involved in this organization on the associative level.

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