The most common misconception about Bukharian Jews? “That we are Russian Jews.”
“This fighting has been going on for too long,” said David Mordukhaev of the Alliance of Bukharian Americans.
Today, there are more Bukharian Jews living in Queens than in Bukhara itself — and many of them found a home at Queens College.
It turns out mohels aren’t the only Jews good at cutting.
Sephardic and Mizrahi queer Jews face the fear of rejection from their communities. One young man is determined to change that.
“From my observations, it’s both men and women, poor and rich, kids from public schools and yeshivas.”
Driving through this dusty desert city of many ornate and ancient mosques, Shirin Yakubov recalls the ruthlessness of her country’s recently deceased president of 25 years.
A second arsonist has struck the Bukharian Jewish community in Queens, where seven homes under construction or renovation have been torched, officials said. This time, it’s a suspected copycat fire starter, New York City police said Friday and the target is mounds of rubbish.
New York City cops have released a new video of a suspect in the string of arson fires targeting Bukharian Jews in Queens — and he’s carrying a gun.
The president of the New York City borough of Queens, the New York Police Department’s chief of detectives and numerous other city officials met with Bukharian Jewish leaders about a string of arsons affecting the community of central Asian Jews.