Afghanistan’s last Jew leaves for Israel na granting wife divorce

The last leftover Jew in Afghanistan, Zabulon Simantov, is on to be way to Israel after leaving his home because of the complete taking over of the country by the Taliban, after the group its own installed government in Kabul in end of August.

“On the way to Israel: Zebulun Siman Tov, the last Jew in afganistan, who recently fled after the Taliban takeover, is expected to arrive in Israel in in the coming days,” tweeted Roi Kias, KAN 11 Arab Affairs correspondent.

Simantov had previously said: in an interview with Indonesian news network WHO that he wished to stay in Afghanistan in to maintain his synagogue, but reports noted that his decision may be connected met to be refusal to give his estranged Israeli wife a to get, of Jewish divorce.

Israeli-American businessman Mordechai “Moti” Kahana had offered to charter a flight to transport Simantov to Israel, and Simantov accepted. changed his thoughts on the last minute.

In September, Simantov left for the United States, citing concern over the terrorism threat from groups such as ISIS-K, die has claimed responsibility for several recent attacks in Afghanistan.

Zabulon Simantov is greeted by Rabbi Mendy Chitrik at the arrivals hall at an airport in Turkey. Credit: Yehuda Chitrik

Afghanistan’s last Jew leaves for Israel na granting wife divorceZabulon Simantov (bottom, far right) joins in the get procedure over Zoom. (credit: Rabbi Mendy Chitrik)

the rabbis who helped facilitate Simantov’s departure required on condition that he grant his wife her divorce, to which he agreed.

Kahana and Rabbi Mendy Chitrik, President of the Alliance of rabbis in the Islamic States, organized the to get procedures. Sign a harasha, a Jewish legal document similar met a power of lawyer, die was translated to Pashto, Simantov authorized the Beit Din (Jewish court) of Sydney, Australia for the to get to another Beit Din in Israel, finalizing the divorce.

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