Diarna: Geo-Museum of North African and Middle Eastern Jewish Life

New Video from Diarna Insights

ASF’s partner in digital preservation, The Diarna: Geo-Museum of North African and Middle Eastern Jewish Life, posted a video from their Insights series in honor of the hilula of the Moroccan Tzaddik, R’Shlomo ben Lahens (or Lhens or Lehens), whose pilgrimage shrine is located in Morocco’s Ourika Valley.

Today, Sunday, 23 Shebat, is the #hilula (date of passing) of Rabbi Shlomo ben Lahens (Lhens), the Snake Rabbi (literally “Son of the Snake”). Rabbi Shlomo traveled to Morocco to raise funds for yeshivot (schools) in Israel, but was unable to finish his journey and passed away in the Ourika Valley. His tomb remains as a place of pilgrimage for #Moroccan_Jews from all over the world. Join Diarna: Geo-Museum of North African and Middle Eastern Jewish Life on a virtual pilgrimage to the tomb.