Monthly Archives: May 2016

Aspects of the Jewish Diaspora–Panagiotis

The term diaspora, very often, suggests also diffusion and loss. The Jewish people have been in diaspora since the Babylonian exile and yet, if we say that they remain focused on their center, we would not be wrong. But what … Continue reading

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Bukharan Emigration Rates, Then and Now–Candi

Before the 1990’s Russia had control over many countries in the Euro-Asia territories, some being Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. In those countries there are many people who practice a religion different than that of the Russia which is Judaism. The Russian … Continue reading

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What Does A Jew Look Like?/You Look Jewish–Integra

Many of us have common preconceptions about other human beings. We tend to judge based on what we think we know rather than facts. We think before we speak, we speak blindly and sometimes that is expected. But when will … Continue reading

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The Birkat Hamazon Blessings–Shimmy

There was a time in Jewish history when most of the Jews were centralized in one location even after the destructions of their holy Temples. This was in Babylon. There were other Jews in Israel and other countries however, most … Continue reading

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The First Diaspora & The Treatment of Jews–Alisa

In the beginning of the class we spent a couple of days focused on the back story of the Jewish Diaspora. The diaspora began around 586 BCE, with Nebuchadnezzar deporting all of the Jews in Jerusalem, to Babylon. Looking at … Continue reading

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The First Diaspora & The Treatment of Jews–Alisa

“Proposal Concerning the Question of Understanding and Reaching an Agreement with the Land of Israel”, is a primary source document regarding the conflict between the Palestinians and Israeli, written by David Avisar, a teacher, Sephardic politician and a strong advocate … Continue reading

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Inside the Bukharian Life–Jessica

In the Brooklyn borough, Park Slope holds a small hidden gem. “Roman’s Shoe Repair,” at 135 Windsor Place, is the space where a Bukharian Jew has prospered throughout the course of years. Yivudo came to the United States in 1992 … Continue reading

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