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Diaspora Communities
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1. Bukhara

In the mid-nineteenth century, after Bukhara came under Russian control, its Jews developed new contacts, both cultural and commercial, with Jewish communities in Europe and elsewhere. Taking advantage of improved conditions for trade and travel, a cosmopolitan nouveau-riche class emerged, primarily engaged in financing, producing, and selling textiles. Between the 1890s and 1920s, small numbers of Bukharan Jews relocated from Central Asia. A thousand or so…

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Racheline Barda, Alanna Cooper, Leah R. Baer, Ruth Fredman Cernea, Mikhael Elbaz, Dina Dahbany-Miraglia and Mark Kligman, “Diaspora Communities”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 29 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0007030>
First published online: 2010

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