For years, Zebulon Simentov branded himself as the “last Jew of Afghanistan,” the sole remnant of a centuries-old community. He charged reporters for interviews and held court in Kabul’s only remaining synagogue. He left the country last month for Istanbul after the Taliban seized power.
Now it appears he was not the last one.
Simentov’s distant cousin, Tova Moradi, was born and raised in Kabul and lived there until last week, more than a month after Simentov departed in September. Fearing for their safety, Moradi, her children and nearly two dozen grandchildren fled the country in recent weeks in an escape orchestrated by an Israeli aid group, activists and prominent Jewish philanthropists.
“I loved my country, loved it very much, but had to leave because my children were in danger,” Moradi told The Associated Press from her modest quarters in the Albanian town of Golem, whose beachside resorts have been converted to makeshift homes for some 2,000 Afghan refugees.
Moradi, 83, was one of 10 children born to a Jewish family in Kabul. At age 16, she ran away from home and married a Muslim man. She never converted to Islam, maintained some Jewish traditions, and it was no secret in her neighborhood that she was Jewish.
Read more at AP News.
Wow. I love this new soap opera “no, I’m the last Jew in Afghanistan”. I just can’t wait till the next episode. This is so exciting. I wonder who the ultimate winner is going to be when the season ends.
Last one, yeah sure. Until more come out of the woodwork, or are found.
Mendy Chitrik claims there are thousands with Jewish roots there yet.
We need to learn from the past. What happened in Ethiopia? People there claimed to be Jews, so like forty years ago, Israel made an operation to get them. Then a few years later, many more appeared, so they made an airlift. And till this day, more and more come out of the woodwork, claiming Jewish roots, wanting to be extricated. When will it end?
Not everyone who claims to be Jewish actually is.
Some people just want to get out and move to a more advanced, more peaceful country to escape their dismal situation.
We can’t extricate and resettle everyone who wants to move.
So she admits she married a goy and yet Matzav is publishing this story so they can be woke like the rest of the corrupt baised media. Hurray. Matzav doesn’t care that she’s a lowlife who intermarried. Pheh.
Why are we so busy with ‘last Jew in Afghanistan’ news?