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Jewish community in that city begins to realise the importance of attending to the education of Jewish girls.
Fez.—(100 pupils: subvention, £100.) — In the early part of the present year the Fez School received 60 paying and 40 non-paying pupils. The School-house, consisting of 12 rooms, is described as very spacious, and gives excellent accommodation to the several classes. Besides the ordinary subjects of instruction, much attention was given to the study of French, Arabic, the Bible, and the Talmud. M. Benoliel, the Head Master, commended the rapidity with which the pupils acquired a knowledge of the French language. The support given to the School was gratefully appreciated by the parents of the pupils. In their opinion, the European supporters of the Fez School realised the ideal of disinterestedness and brotherly love. The School was inspected every Tuesday by the President and his Committee. Other influential Jews of Fez also paid occasional visits to the School. The opinion was generally entertained that the School opened entirely new prospects to the rising generation.
The Head Master mentioned that he could not venture to take his pupils for walks beyond the precincts of the Jewish quarter unless escorted by a couple of soldiers, Jews being much exposed to insults and personal attacks. Escorts were not always obtainable, and involved a heavy expense. The Ma-homedans of Fez being very fanatical, the Head Master found it impossible to enter into friendly relations with them.
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