"I'm a twenty-something African-American Jew, Jewish from birth, and Orthodox. But I was once set up with a developmentally challenged man in his forties.
, was objecting to some of the remodeling efforts being undertaken the wave of Bukharian Jewish immigrants that began flooding the neighborhood earlier in the decade.
Regardless of the exact date the Jews were introduced to Central Asia, all agree that by the end of the 4th century BCE, when Alexander the Great arrived, there was a large community of Jews living in the region.
This number was most likely added to following the Diaspora as records show communities of Jews traveled and joined or created settlements as far east as China.
It is to this date that the Bukharan Jews themselves trace their heritage.
Many historians contend, however, that it was probably a century or two later during the reign of Cyrus the great of Persia that the Jews began to arrive.
It was a zechus and a joy to dance at a simcha with our extended family. I made some interesting observations at the wedding. How interesting and special was the melding of the words in both dialects.
Often when a gadol is niftar we say that our generation is orphaned by this loss.Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the great majority have immigrated to Israel or to the United States (especially Forest Hills, New York), while others have immigrated to Europe or Australia.The term Bukharan was coined by European travelers who visited Central Asia around the 16th century.Extravagant though they may have been at times, the old mock Tudor houses once dominant here now pale before the unbridled grandiosity of the Bukharian homes being built.All the conventional virtues of the Elizabethan home Muthesius celebrated a century before in his study of Das englische Haus are thus flouted, shattering any prior sense of proportion or typological uniformity.