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Kazakhstan now has a kosher restaurant.

“Kosher” opened its doors in Almaty this week, offering a range of meat dishes to a Jewish community of 30,000 that is experiencing a revival in the Central Asian country.

Previously, observant Kazakh Jews had to find their food at outlets such as the Chabad House or the Israeli embassy.

Kazakhstan became the butt of international jokes when British-Jewish comedian Sasha Baron Cohen created Borat, an anti-Semitic Kazakh journalist. But the predominatly Muslim country has long professed its tolerance for religious minorities.

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