Bukharan Jews

ETHNONYMS: Israel, Jugur, Yahudi; Russian names: Bukharskie Evrei, Sredneaziatskie Evrei, Tuzemnye


Bukharan Jews lived in houses that differed from those of Muslims principally in the absence of a separation into men's and women's halves. The only furniture in these houses were low tables ( shulhon), at which they dined on Saturdays.


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IGOR KOTLER (Translated by Dale Pesmen)

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