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The Multifaceted History and Culture of Bukharian Jews

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The eclectic story of Central Asia’s ancient Jewish community—Bukharian Jews—is situated at the lesser-known intersection of Sephardic, Mizrahi and Russian-Speaking Jewish identities. Join My Jewish Learning educator and community builder Ruben Shimonov to discover the ways in which Bukharian Jews have developed their multilayered culture against the backdrop of the societies surrounding them—including Persian, Arab, Turkic and Russian empires. Taking us on an international journey from Central Asia to the United States and Europe, Shimonov will shed light on how the Bukharian Jewish experience fits into the broader historical saga of the Jewish People.