Culture, Global

Last Jew in Afghanistan

The New York Times has posted a short video about the last Jew in Afghanistan. Its not a particularly remarkable video, except that I think they got the subtitles very, very wrong. At one point the elderly protagonist points to a corner of the old shul and clear says “Bar Mitzvah,” which strangely is translated as “circumcision.” Those are not things you really want to be confusing. Is there anyone reading this who speaks the language in question and can verify that the Grey Lady f’ed this up?

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