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The Bread Oven that Travelled from Iran to New York

New York's Iranian Jewish community is excited and moved by a bread oven which came all the way from Iran to a local kosher supermarket.
By Eliran Aharon, New York
First Publish: 5/10/2013, 1:16 AM

A kosher supermarket in Great Neck, New York, is priding itself on its special bread oven, which came all the way from Iran.

The owner of the supermarket explained, in a conversation with Arutz Sheva, that the oven is used to make sangak bread, a staple of the Iranian Jewish community which has a large representation in Great Neck.

“I wanted to bring back their childhood memories,” he said, “so we brought this machine with a lot of effort. But we made it and I’m very happy about it.”

When local Jews came to the store, he recalled, “They couldn’t believe that such a machine could be built in New York. I saw one lady who was standing and crying. I asked her why she was crying and she replied, ‘You just brought me memories from my childhood.’”