Youness Abeddour who “beside being a tour guide specializing in the Jewish quarter of his hometown Fez, also holds a master’s degree in cultural studies and makes documentary films about the history of Moroccan Jewry.” — Haaretz

 

“Youness Abeddour, a guide and documentarian who agreed to share with me his knowledge of the mellah, the walled Jewish quarter, of Fez.” — NY Times

 

“Moroccan Judaism is a culture in danger. What was once a key part of Moroccan culture and society is now being forgotten and many people in Morocco do not even know that Jews still live among them.” — The Philadelphia Jewish Voice

 

“Younes Abeddour, dont le documentaire Moroccan Judaism : a culture in danger, a justement pour but de lutter contre cette confusion. Simplement en évoquant l’histoire des juifs marocains, et en montrant des juifs parler darija – ce qui étonne et enthousiasme un certain nombre de spectateurs, affirme le jeune documentariste.” — TELQUEL

 

Mellah vient du mot “sel” en arabe, qui servait de monnaie d’échange. Oui mais comment en savoir plus? Un jeune homme, Youness Abeddour, organise des visites guidées, uniquement dans le mellah. Rendez-vous pris sur le parking, juste à l’entrée. Passionné par l’histoire juive de sa ville, il commence tout de suite en nous posant quelques questions, sous forme de quiz. La visite se poursuivra ainsi, intéressante et animée. — NOW Maroc

 

“Our tour with Youness exceeded all of our expectations and prior experiences with guided tours: It was informative, fun, scholarly, moving, comprehensive, and thoroughly engaging!!! The depth and breath of Youness’ knowledge of the Jewish history of Fez, Morocco, and Andalucia, are simply astounding! It was very clear to us that he didn’t simply give tours, but that he was also a scholar, supporting his statements and stories with rigor and with passion as he put forth book chapters, photographs, and other written documentation which he had painstakingly procured.” — Trip Advisor