Alanna E. Cooper

On the Silk Road: The famous Kalyan Mosque in Bukhara, Uzbekistan.

Muslim Couple Preserves Remnants of Jewish Life in Uzbekistan

Two decades ago, 35,000 Bukharan Jews lived in Uzbekistan. Today, just 70 remain — and keeping alive the memory of Jewish life in the central Asian land is a challenge.

Wayfaring Pilgrim: Alanna Cooper, author of Bukharan Jews and the Dynamic of Global Judaism, first traveled to Uzbekistan in 1993.

Jews of Bukhara Helped Me To Understand Personal History

A mysterious Bukharan and a journey to Central Asia led Alanna Cooper to a greater understanding of her own history and that of the Jewish people.