Rabbi Shlomo Amar recently returned from a 3-day trip to the former Soviet republic of Georgia as part of revival efforts among the Jewish community that he started during his tenure as Sephardic chief rabbi of Israel. Following his observance of Shabbat Vayera in the capital, Tbilisi, Rabbi Amar visited the local kosher slaughter house, founded by the country's rabbis with his support and under his guidance. He undertook a close inspection of the facility and its implements, and spoke with the butchers. He also visited local butcher shops and made observations to allow them to offer the highest quality kosher food available.
The rabbi also visited the community's schools and talked to local rabbis about various issues of the day.