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    Symbols; How does it work? Can it really benefit us? On Rosh Hashanah, a traditional practice is to eat simanim, or symbolic foods, in order to presage good things for the future. The origin of eating simanim can be found in the Talmudic discussion of omens (Horayot 12a; Keritot 6a). Abayei comments that since "simana milta," "omens are of significance," a person should... » Read More

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    This year some of us will live, and some...; some will prosper financially, some will struggle; some will have health issues, some will not; some will get married and some will get divorced; some will have children, some will not; some will triumph, some will fail. It's most difficult to make light and be humorous at this time of the year, considering the responsibility that the heavens... » Read More

  • An Uzbek Specialty, for a...

    On a quiet street in Rego Park, Queens, sits the small clapboard house of Aron Aronov, who speaks 10 languages, reads dictionaries for pleasure and once traveled as an interpreter for Richard M. Nixon. Mr. Aronov, a translator who was born in Uzbekistan when it was part of the Soviet Union, had promised me a recipe for plov, a medium-grain rice dish cooked with beef, onions, carrots and... » Read More

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    This home health aide is really sick. A nanny cam captured Ihor Krutovskyi abusing 78-year-old stroke victim Bentsion Murakhovsky inside his Queens home — after the aide unplugged the device in a failed bid to hide his alleged crimes. Video footage obtained by the Daily News shows the 38-year-old Krutovskyi grabbing Murakhovsky by the nose and violently shaking his head, yanking his... » Read More

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    Rabbi Yitzhak Aminov is, currently, a prominent Rabbi in a Jewish community in Israel. In the late 1960's he began to travel to New York to fundraise for his Yeshiva. Considering the time constraints, fundraising requires one to frequently leapfrog from one appointment to another. Occasionally, one gets lucky and receives a ride from the donors themselves, yet at times one would need to... » Read More

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  • Don't Mess With the Yuhan

    The Yuhan believes he might be Bukharian Jewry’s last great hope. “Assimilation will kill us,” Yuhan said. “We are drowning, but I still want to take a last grip of air.” Bukharian Jews held on to their traditions among the Muslim populations of Central Asia for more than 1,000 years. But maintaining Bukharian culture in the melting pot of Queens for more than... » Read More

  • Uzbekistan: Glitz &...

    After nightfall in Bukhara, floodlights illuminate the madrassas, mosques, and century-old buildings surrounding the Lyabi Khauz water reservoir, bathing the structures in neon colors of green, yellow, blue and red. The garish lighting is but one of over a hundred examples in which officials “modernized” architectural monuments with the aim of making them more appealing to... » Read More

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New Bukharian synagogues established as community settles in new locations Queens has been a good home to Bukharian Jews, a place where the...
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Bukharian cuisine is more than a traditional cooking style, it is a cultivation of history rolled up in every bite. Sampling this tradition...
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History of Bukharian Jews

The Bukharian people are members of the Jewish ethnicity and originate from the region of Central Asia once known as the Emirate of Bukhara. After the breakup of the Soviet Union, the majority of the Bukharian people have immigrated to the United States, Israel, parts of Europe, or Australia.

The first written account of the Jews of Central Asia was recorded in the Talmud by Rabbi Shmuel bar Bisna at the beginning of the 4th century CE. These Central Asian Jews had descended from Spanish, Persian, and Arab Jewish communities. Like other Jewish communities, they experienced periods of prosperity as well as periods of oppression. After coming into the Persian Empire after the Babylonian exile, the Bukharian Jews prospered. However, they began experiencing persecution around the 5th century with Jewish academies being closed and many Jews being killed or expelled. The Arab Muslim conquest of the region in the 8th century resulted in Jews and Christians alike being subjected to persecution.

Beset by several invasions over the next few centuries such as the Mongol invasion in the 13th century and the invasion of nomadic Uzbek Muslims in the 16th century, the persecution of the Bukharian Jews continued. Around the year 1620, the first Jewish synagogue in Bukhara city was constructed. Before this, the Jews had shared a mosque with Muslims called the Magoki Attoron. It is uncertain whether these Jews and Muslims worshipped together or separately, as sources give accounts of both. In the 18th century, Bukharian Jews once again came under persecution by ruling Muslims. The Bukharian Jewish population decreased to the point of extinction, and many of their Jewish traditions and customs were lost.

In the 18th century, waves of Jewish migration into the region caused resurgence in Jewish customs and traditions, reviving the almost extinct Bukharian community. During the mid 19th century, a large amount of Bukharian Jews immigrated to Israel. In the Bukhara region, Jews remained free from persecution until 1916 and 1917, when Soviet control of the region was cemented and persecution was resumed. This caused another wave of migration that lasted up until the 1980s and 1990s. Today, only about 1,000 Jews remain in what is now Uzbekistan, with the majority having emigrated to the U.S., Israel, Canada, and other more tolerant regions. Although having a long history of migration and persecution, Bukharian Jews still retain much of their identity, history and culture.

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Source: Bukharian Community - Yahoo News | Aug 28th, 2014 3:49PM
Mayor de Blasio kicked off the Queens Jewish Community Council Testimonial Dinner on Monday by thanking the organization for its work of feeding...
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Americans? attitudes on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are little changed from 2002, a new Gallup poll found. Click here for the rest of the...
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