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26 Feb

The construction, bustling restaurants and lively study sessions are all signs of the growing size and significance of New York’s Bukharian Jewish community. Now we have 40,” said Rafael Nektalov, editor in chief of the community weekly, Bukharian Times.

“While other Jews who lived here moved away to Long Island or Miami, Bukharian Jewish people saved the face of Orthodox Jewry in Queens.” nce fledgling, the Bukharian community in New York now makes up the largest concentration of Bukharian Jews outside of Israel with an estimated 50,000 members in Queens, according to communal leaders.

Uzbekistan's economy deteriorated, leaving few opportunities for its citizens.

The story of this community is one of a struggle to maintain its unique identity while confronting the economic and cultural pressures of the United States.

Abayev is one of approximately 40,000 to 50,000 Bukharian Jews in Queens, according to Bukharian In the 16th century, Bukhara, an ancient city in Uzbekistan and a commercial center on the Great Silk Road, became a center for the Jewish population in Central Asia, and the community took on the name Bukharian Jews.

The Bukharians trace their history to the Jewish migration to the Persian Empire after the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem in 586 B. Bukharian Jews immigrated en masse to the United States, particularly to Queens, and to Israel after the collapse of the Soviet Union, when Soviet-sponsored atheism gave way to a fear of Islamic fundamentalism.

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.

This pushed Bukharian jews to create their own branch of judaism, which lead to the creation of the Bukhori dialect spoken throughout Bukharian history. In the USSR, there were 45,000 speakers; in Israel, there were 32,000; and in all other countries combined, there were 3,000. Today, the language is spoken by approximately 10,000 Jews remaining in Uzbekistan and surrounding areas, although most of its speakers reside elsewhere, predominantly in Israel (approximately 50,000 speakers), and the United States.

Like most Jewish languages, traditionally, Bukhori uses the Hebrew alphabet.

In early history of the Bukharian jews, Central Asia fell under Sunni Uzbek control.

The Bukharian Jewish community was severely discriminated against and isolated from the other jews, as well as the Uzbek people.