Traditionally Bukhori (Judeo-Tajik), Tajik, Russian, Hebrew (Israel), English (USA, Canada, UK, and Australia), and German (Austria and Germany) spoken in addition and to a lesser extent, Uzbek for those who remain in Uzbekistan.) are Jews from Central Asia who historically spoke Bukhori, a dialect of the Tajik-Persian language.
Their name comes from the former Central Asian Emirate of Bukhara, which once had a sizable Jewish community.
But the 75-year-old woman who died in early April, two days before Passover, was buried and mourned in accordance with Jewish rites in Bukhara, an ancient city in central Uzbekistan that lies some 2,800km northeast of Jerusalem.
Bukhara was once a focal point on the Great Silk Road, a powerhouse of Islamic learning.
The legendary city of Bukhara has inspired many travellers.
Dating back over 2000 years, it has been beautifully preserved, and monuments date as far back as the 9th century.
This natural increase, about 40 percent in eleven years, is to be explained by normalization in the composition of the procreative age group and a general improvement in socioeconomic conditions.
By the end of the 1960s there were also about 8,000 Central Asian Jews living in Israel (Tājer, pt. 105) and perhaps 1,000 (primarily emigrants from Palestine/Israel and their descendants) in other countries, mainly the United States and to a much lesser extent Canada, France, Venezuela, Argentina, and South Africa (in descending order). 85) contains an apparently reliable list of Jewish pilgrims to Jerusalem on Pentecost in the year 33 in sequence according to their native tongues (2:9-11), beginning with the group from farthest east, the “Parthians.” The Medes and the Elamites are clearly distinguished, though both groups also came from the Arsacid empire.
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The youngest man in the synagogue was Sion Matatov, a 21-year-old who wants to become a rabbi.
To do this, he will have to leave for Israel or Russia because there is no yeshiva, or religious study institution, in Bukhara.
A major demographic event of the 1970s was large-scale Bukharan Jewish emigration from the USSR (see below). It is probable therefore that the pilgrims called Parthians were those who spoke the Parthian language as their native tongue, which means that they had to have been settled in a Parthian-speaking area for several generations.
Calculations based on the Soviet census of 1979 (, pp. 99), when Babylon, with its large Jewish population, was absorbed into the empire, and it can be suggested that at the same period they reached parts of Central Asia that also belonged to the empire. 691, 802) that Jews dwelled “in all the provinces” (3:6, 8; 8:5, 12; ) of the kingdom of Persia, Parthia (covering approximately the territory of the southwestern part of the Turkmen Soviet republic and the northern part of the modern Iranian province of Khorasan), the hereditary domain of the Arsacid dynasty, would certainly have been included among them. Gamlīʾēl the Elder, an early 1st-century president of the Sanhedrin (the supreme religious Jewish legislative body, based in Jerusalem), is said to have addressed a letter “to our brethren, sons of the exile in Babylon and our brethren that [dwell] in Media, and to the rest of the exile of Israel” (Babylonian Talmud, “Sanhedrīn,” 11b). 126), Āq-Masjed (Perovsk, Kzyl-Orda; Dobrosmyslov, 1912a, p.