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Herzog meets with small Bahrain Jewish community in Manama

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

President Isaac Herzog (right) meets with members of the Bahrain Jewish community in Manama on December 4, 2022. (Amos Ben Gershom/GPO)
President Isaac Herzog (right) meets with members of the Bahrain Jewish community in Manama on December 4, 2022. (Amos Ben Gershom/GPO)

MANAMA — President Isaac Herzog meets with members of Bahrain’s Jewish community in Manama, receiving a prayerbook with an Arabic translation, a book about the history of the indigenous Jewish community, and a copy of the 1931 permit to open the synagogue.

The attendees include community head Ebrahim Nonoo, former ambassador to the US Houda Nonoo, and Bahrain Shura Council member Nancy Khedouri.

The community, which now numbers less than 50 people, was able to form a minyan for Shabbat services yesterday with the help of two visiting Chabad rabbis and members of the US Fifth Fleet stationed in the island kingdom.

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