Rabbi yitzchok Tiechtel from Chabad of Nashville, met with the Chief Rabbi or Iran, Rabbi Yehuda Garmi, at the International Conference of Chabad Rabbis in New York.
Rabbi Garmi spoke about the plight of the Jewish community of Iran. He shared that Iran is home to about 20,000 Jews, and the community’s roots and unique customs stretch back more than 2,500 years. Over the last 10 years, Rabbi Garmi has been busy overseeing a network of Jewish Schools, supervising Kosher food production for the entire country, and maintaining the local Mikvahs for family purity. Rabbi Garmi was in the US visiting various Persian Jewish communities on the East and West Coast.