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HindustanTimes Sat,23 Aug 2014

World

Jews once thrived in Afghanistan
ANI
Washington, January 04, 2013
First Published: 23:25 IST(4/1/2013)
Last Updated: 23:27 IST(4/1/2013)

An ancient manuscript discovered inside caves in a Taliban stronghold in northern Afghanistan provide the first physical evidence of a vibrant Jewish community that thrived in that region a thousand years ago.

Jerusalema trove of ancient manuscripts in Hebrew characters rescued from caves in a Taliban stronghold in northern Afghanistan was on Thursday unveiled by Israel’s National Library. The cache of recently purchased documents run the gamut of life experiences, including biblical commentaries.


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