So I live in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, and there is more or less no real infrastructure for Jewish life. The few Jews left here are so secular that they’re more culturally Russian at this point 🙁
I’m originally from the States and come from a more reform background, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve tried to reengage alot more with things like Kashrut.
There is absolutely no kosher anything in any store or bazaar in all of Central Asia, so I generally just stick to being a vegetarian. That being said, the dominant religion here is Islam so almost all meat here is certified halal.
I read once that alot of imams in the States more or less said that in a world with no halal, kosher is allowed because Jews do it right. Is there anything similar on our part? Is halal meat close enough or is the only way to stay vegetarian?