The Moroccan media is awash with news (such as this item in Morocco World News) of the passing of Boris Toledano, 97, head of the Jewish community of Casablanca – perhaps because every Jew still in Morocco is a triumph for ‘coexistence’ and pluralism. (Toledano died of natural causes, they are anxious to stress, unlike this unfortunate couple.) (with thanks: Michelle)
Rabat – The president of the Jewish community of Casablanca died on Wednesday August 10 in Casablanca at the age of 97.
The news of his death was announced by Vanessa Paloma, a member of the Casablanca Jewish community.
sad news of the death this morning of a great leader of our exemplary
Jewish Community of Casablanca: Mr. President Boris Toledano left me
heartbroken. He was a great man, an example of joy, courage, and
rectitude,” she said on her Facebook page.
Aged 97, he died a natural death according to his friends and relatives.
disappearance sparked strong emotions within the Jewish community in
Casablanca and across Morocco with many on social media regretting his