The historic Abraham Accords were signed less than a year ago, but they’ve already brought substantial benefits to Israel and the Arab signatories — in tourism, business, research, technology, agriculture, and more. The latest is the formation of an officially sanctioned organization for Jewish communities in the Gulf region, including a rabbinic court for adherents to the faith.
Quote: “We thought that as the future has been changed in the last six months here, as this region is opening up to the presence of Jewish people… As communities we ought to get together and try to have the infrastructure necessary to service the local Jewish community and all those Jews who are passing through,” [Rabbi Elie] Abadie told The Times of Israel.
Sources: The Times of Israel (quotation)
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Photo: The Jerusalem Post | Chief Rabbi of the Jewish Council of the Emirates Rabbi Yehuda Sarna meets with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan at ceremony in 2019 in which the crown prince was given a Torah scroll dedicated to his father’s memory.
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