Hiloula for Saint Rabbi Raphael Encaoua in Salé

Rabat’s sister city of Salé had its own mellah. It was an important center of Jewish intellectual thought. The main door to the mellah and the beautiful Medersa (Muslim religious school) were constructed by the Merenids, who had close ties to the Jews. Salé’s most famous rabbi, Raphael Encaoua, is buried in the Jewish cemetery. His tomb is the focus of a major hiloula.