Today is a lucky day for all you Fat Bidin fans out there! Every Wednesdays, I offer up one limited photo print for sale. But today, and only today, I am offering TWO limited photo prints for sale!
The picture above is of Zebalon Simantov, the last Jew in Afghanistan. You heard me right. He is the last surviving Jew in the entire country of Afghanistan. Everyone of his people have left, including his wife and children (who have fled to Israel).
But Simantov refuses to leave because “Afghanistan is my country! I am Afghan!”
I managed to track him down in Kabul and he agreed to give me an interview and to show me around his house and synagogue (after haggling for the right price!). You can watch the video below.
Although he seems to be a little tight financially, his life looks pretty happy and content. He definitely knows where his home is.
Own a limited print of either one of the pictures above, framed (21cm x 30cm) and signed by yours truly for RM90. You can play a role in supporting independent journalism by clicking below.
1. Zebalon Simantov, the last Jew in Afghanistan, holding an old Jewish scripture in his synagogue.
2. Zebalon Simantov, the last Jew in Afghanistan, with his best friend, a Muslim, Abdul Shukor.
If you are in Malaysia, you can also purchase by transferring RM110.00 (includes RM20 for postage and handling) to Maybank account 1141 2365 9174 via Maybank2U or ATM. Please make sure to e-mail (email@example.com):
1. Name of item purchased
2. Transaction date/time and reference number
3. Your full name
4. Shipping address
Or if you prefer more bang for your buck, there is also THE ADVENTURES OF A KL-ITE IN AFGHANISTAN SUPER FAN PACK!! You will get the photo, an official t-shirt and the book ‘Adventures of a KL-ite in Afghanistan’ for only RM120!
Thank you for the support.