Rabat, Morocco(TMT)- Last week at the New York Museum of Modern Art, King Mohammed VI was honored for his efforts to preserve Jewish burial places in Morocco.
According to Algemeiner, a Jewish newspaper in America, “over the course of five years, 167 Jewish cemeteries were restored” across Morocco,” installing 159 new doors, building nearly 140,000 feet of fencing, and repairing 12,600 graves.”
The president of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, Rabbi Arthur Schneier thanked king Mohammed VI during the honoring “for being a role model of interreligious peaceful coexistence between the children of Abraham,” Algemeiner reported.
“The high award Commander of the Wissam Alaouite to Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop Demetrios, Imam Hasgmagid and myself, is a recognition of our unity in diversity in pursuit of peace and tolerance. United we shall prevail over the terrorist scourge that has metastasized, united we shall prevail over the wreckers of civilizations,” Rabbi Arthur added, Algemeiner reported.
Former Moroccan Minister of Tourism Serge Berdugo read an address of King Mohammed VI to people who attended the event.
“This is a testimony to the richness and diversity of the kingdom of Morocco’s spiritual heritage. Blending harmoniously with the other components of our identity, the Jewish legacy, with its rituals and specific features, has been an intrinsic part of our country’s heritage for more than three thousand years. As is enshrined in the kingdom’s new Constitution, the Hebrew heritage is indeed one of the time-honored components of our national identity,” King Mohammed VI’s address read.
The Moroccan Times.