KT Storybook: A Dubai chef's love for Hebrew calligraphy

Dubai - A Muslim chef in Dubai, who is also a Hebrew calligrapher, couldn't stop thinking about all the opportunities that the historic UAE-Israel peace accord have opened up for him. He can now easily fly to Tel Aviv, host Hebrew calligraphy exhibitions in the UAE by collaborating with Israeli artists - and even serve up kosher food.Thoufeek Zakriya's life as a friend of the Cochin Jewish community, a calligrapher, historian and an award-winning chef was featured in a documentary titled Sarah Thaha Thoufeek. He had expected to fly to Israel for the documentary premiere by taking the longer route from his homeland, but his busy schedule got in the wayWith no professional help, Thoufeek has mastered the calligraphy of Hebrew, Arabic, Syrian, Samaritan, Aramaic, Sanskrit and English. He has also been featured among 100 artists in the book, Can Art Aid in Resolving Conflicts?: 100 Perspectives.




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