Yesterday, I attended my first Mamounia celebration at the home of a Moroccan family. Mamounia is a holiday unique to Moroccan Jewry, marking the end of Passover. It is a time when Morocco’s Jews open their doors to celebrate with their neighbors and friends of all faiths (i.e. Muslims, as well as Jews). Of course, no Jewish holiday is complete without plenty of good food. And last night included the kinds of delicious breads and cookies many in the room had been deprived of for a week during Passover, when leavened baked goods are forbidden. The celebration also featured Andalusian musicians, singing in Arabic in the “Grenadan” style, as well as a bout of piano playing and singing in Arabic, French, and Hebrew (and possibly a Spanish song or two).