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.
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.
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.
Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach is known as the heart of the Jewish community from the former Soviet Union. Newcomers from Central Asia are transforming the neighborhood.
A version of this post appeared in Yiddish here