PARIS (Jan. 16)
A birth was performed last week in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, where some 15 Jewish families are left, according to Western correspondents who just returned from that city. Some 40 people, practically the entire Jewish community of Kabul, were present at the ceremony which took place on the first floor of the building where the Jewish community center is located. The boy, named Raphael, was born to a local family surnamed Cohen.
The reporters said that less than 100 Jews seem to be left in the entire country and that many of them hope to leave. As far as could be ascertained, there are no anti-Jewish measures in effect nor any harassment.