In Kabul’s only synagogue, Afghan merchants set up shop

02.06.2011                      29.Ijar, 5771                      Jom Kippur Katan; Tag 44 des Omer


In Kabul's only synagogue, Afghan merchants set up shop

Afghanistan's last Jew opens synagogue for business; "some customers know about the Jew upstairs, but they don't care," one merchant says.

A lattice of corrugated iron Star of Davids marks Afghanistan's only working synagogue, a white-washed, two-story building tucked into a sidestreet in the center of Kabul.
Kebabs, carpets and flowers are served and sold on the ground floor of the synagogue, which has been transformed into businesses over the last 18 months by the country's sole remaining Jew, who lives upstairs in a small pink room….