Yes, that is correct and the Jews lived a better but a simple life in all Muslim countries.<quoted text>
Afghan papers shed light on Jewish life
National library in Jerusalem unveils cache of 1,000-year-old documents written by Jewish community, which were discovered by chance in cave which have served as hideouts for Taliban insurgents
A cache of 1,000-year-old documents written by the Jewish community in Afghanistan and unveiled in Jerusalem on Thursday sheds unprecedented light on the mediaeval Jewish community in central Asia.......
....The collection gives an unprecedented look into the lives of Jews in ancient Persia in the 11th century. The paper manuscripts, preserved over the centuries by the dry, shady conditions of the caves, include writings in Hebrew, Aramaic, Judea-Arabic and the unique Judeo-Persian language from that era, which was written in Hebrew letters.
"It was the Yiddish of Persian Jews," said Ben-Shammai.
.....He said the Jewish community in the region at the time lived largely like others in the Muslim world, as a "tolerated minority" that was treated better than under Christian rule. Afghanistan's Jewish community numbered as many as 40,000 in the late 19th century, after Persian Jews fled forced conversion.
By the mid-20th century, only about 5,000 remained, and most emigrated after Israel's creation in 1948. A lone Jewish man remains in Afghanistan, while 25,000 Jews live in neighboring Iran Israel's bitter enemy.....
I do believe that if the modern state of Israel had not been created, the Jews would have lived happily along with their Muslim counterparts in the states that they lived in.
The treatment of Jews in the Christian Europe, has always been a nightmare and a thing of the recent past. That episode of centuries ignited by the massive killing just seventy years ago, was the main reason that the state of Israel was formed.
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