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Afghanistan: The New York Rabbi evacuating desperate Afghans

Afghanistan: The New York Rabbi evacuating desperate Afghans

From: BBC

It was the story of four children hiding from the Taliban in an apartment in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul that made a Rabbi thousands of miles away in Brooklyn, New York, pick up his phone and make a crucial call.

Days earlier, Afghans gathered in large crowds at the gates to Kabul airport desperate to leave the country after the takeover by the Taliban on 15 August.

“I thought about those four kids, all younger than 18, I thought ‘who knows if they are still alive, I have to try to reach them’,” Rabbi Moshe Margaretten, 41, tells the BBC.

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