Two students of the Rav of Tehran, HaRav Yehuda Gerami, were certified as shochtim on Tuesday for the Jewish kehilla in the city of Isfahan.
“I wish great success in avodas hakodesh and zichui harabim to my talmidim who received semicha and shechita certification from me today and Mazal Tov to the kehilla in Isfahan. Chodesh Tov U’Mevorach.”
In an interview with HaRav Gerami’s wife in September 2021, she described what it’s like to be “an avreich in Iran.” She said that it’s accepted within the community. “Definitely, we have kollel avreichim in Tehran, Shiraz and Isfahan. My husband gives a shiur iyun in Gemara and shiurim for courses in Rabbanus and dayanus, shiurei halacha and Mishnayos, and Gemara shirurim in bekiyus and iyun.”
אני מאחל הצלחה רבה בעבודת הקודש וזיכוי הרבים לתלמידים שלי שלמה עאקליאן ובן חור שמיאן מאצפהאן שקבלו היום סמיכה ותעודת שחיטה ובדיקת בהמה ממני ומזל טוב לק״ק באצפהאן . חודש טוב ומבורך pic.twitter.com/yy9Rpfefbq
— הרב יהודה גראמי Rabbi Yehuda Gerami (@HaravGerami) January 31, 2022
Apart from disseminating Torah, Rav Gerami, with the help of his wife, has established an extensive kashrus system throughout the country. There are five kosher restaurants in Tehran as well as restaurants in Shiraz and Isfahan.
There are 60 shuls throughout Iran but since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, most of them are closed.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)