Dubai Jewish community gets first shipment of kosher meat

Shipment of glatt kosher meat arrives in Dubai, in time for Shavuot holiday. 'Until now we were like partisans, now everything has changed.'

Michal Levi ,

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A unique package recently landed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), ahead of the Shavuot (Festival of Weeks) holiday: A shipment of glatt kosher (strictly kosher) meat for the small local Jewish community.

Sources in the UAE's Jewish community told Kan News that the shipment is large enough to provide meat for six weeks, and is not connected to Israel.

Last year, it was reported that a new kosher catering company opened in the UAE, but the report at the time said that the food provided was mostly parve (neither meaty nor milky), since it was not possible at the time to import kosher meat.

Sources in the Jewish community said: "Until now, we made do like partisans. Each person found his own solution for meat. There was no shipment of meat on this scale, from now on thank G-d everything changed, and for that we need to thank a number of very dear Jews, who worked hard for this, but obviously they do not want their names mentioned."

Recently, Rabbi Levi Duchman opened an official synagogue in Dubai, catering to the local Jewish community, as well as Jewish tourists from around the world. It is estimated that the opening of the synagogue will strengthen Jewish life in the country.



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