By Alanna E. Cooper
Part ethnography, half heritage, and half memoir, this quantity chronicles the advanced previous and dynamic current of an historical Mizrahi neighborhood. whereas in detail tied to the significant Asian panorama, the Jews of Bukhara have additionally maintained deep connections to the broader Jewish international. because the neighborhood started to disperse after the autumn of the Soviet Union, Alanna E. Cooper traveled to Uzbekistan to rfile Jewish lifestyles sooner than it disappeared. Drawing on ethnographic study there in addition to between immigrants to the USA and Israel, Cooper tells an intimate and private tale approximately what it capacity to be Bukharan Jewish. along with her ancient study a couple of sequence of dramatic encounters among Bukharan Jews and Jews in different elements of the area, this vigorous narrative illuminates the tensions inherent in keeping Judaism as a unmarried worldwide faith over the process its lengthy and sundry diaspora history.
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