Sometimes I think my entire life was preparation for Morocco. At home we always knew we were Moroccan, but this was a dry fact, like knowing that a hand is a hand or a foot a foot. And our closest relatives with first-hand experience of Morocco were our grandparents, the generation that for children represents an old, irrelevant world. Our parents, who were born in Israel or came here very young and barely remember anything, were pioneers of the melting pot, in the days when that steamroller was operating in high gear.
Khen Elmaleh’s tracks
Elmaleh recently travelled to Morocco to have a firsthand feeling and experience of the memories and stories she grew up with as the child of Moroccan Jews who migrated to Israel after World War II. This erasure of the past came with the possibility of being part of the Israeli melting pot, Elmaleh argues. But in time, and most emphatically in recent years, many have taken upon themselves to challenge the dominant narrative. Elmaleh speaks of her own longing to visit Morocco as a desire to inhabit the home that her grandparents left, to own the stories that they told her growing up. The trip to Morocco, which she only took this summer, was both a homecoming and a biographical exploration. I was going on a first date with the place that has had the most influence on me other than the place where I was born. Some , visitors from Morocco and the rest of the world flood the city every year, which seems like a cross between Acre and Venice Beach in California. One thing that stroke Elmaleh at the Gnawa festival was that most of the attendees were young, in their early or late twenties.
And don't fall for all their talk of being open and welcoming. Someone already said it, but unless you are planning on converting, this is a dead end relationship. I am a lawyers wife. Did you know Joseph smith married the wives of other living men. It CAN work, to be frank. But he's got to know the aggravation and pain that he likely will face. Of course she won't want to watch something that in her mind attacks her religion. Once his residency is over, you'll have more time together, but that's going to be a while from now. He told me that there is nothing in the world that is more gratifying. His whole family joined after he did.
My wife and her family are a good example of this. If it seems one is unable to find a spouse within the church, which commandment do you keep. If you can only think of alcohol and coffee for a good time, you're very disappointed. It wouldn't be as often as from someone with an ordinary job and schedule, but it would happen. All taken care of by us, the Dr. Keep your options open. We planned the funeral around his work and call schedule.