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By Alanna E. Cooper

ISBN-10: 0253006430

ISBN-13: 9780253006431

Part ethnography, half background, and half memoir, this quantity chronicles the advanced prior and dynamic current of an historic Mizrahi neighborhood. whereas in detail tied to the important Asian panorama, the Jews of Bukhara have additionally maintained deep connections to the broader Jewish international. because the neighborhood started to disperse after the autumn of the Soviet Union, Alanna E. Cooper traveled to Uzbekistan to record Jewish lifestyles earlier than it disappeared. Drawing on ethnographic study there in addition to between immigrants to the USA and Israel, Cooper tells an intimate and private tale approximately what it ability to be Bukharan Jewish. along with her ancient study a couple of sequence of dramatic encounters among Bukharan Jews and Jews in different elements of the area, this vigorous narrative illuminates the tensions inherent in protecting Judaism as a unmarried international faith over the process its lengthy and sundry diaspora history.

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Finally, they were essential to the donors themselves, whose funding was conditional on the school’s success in meeting its stated goals. The answers to these questions were addressed in staff meetings and memos, and at the school’s graduation ceremony, an ideal forum to assure the teachers, administrators, and donors of Torah Academy’s success. The caps and gowns, the awards, the formalized speeches, the podium, stage, and performative nature of the event all served to imbue the graduation ceremony’s message with a powerful aura of truth.

More than anything, the students’ receipt of their diplomas signified their passage from a state of religious ignorance to a state of Jewish knowledge and commitment, and from a state of disconnection from world Jewry to connection. ” It was the story of this miracle that was featured as the main theme of the ceremony. In the speech delivered by the assistant principal, the students were characterized as “young men and women . . ” This miracle was reiterated in a screening of a promotional film about the school.

More surprising was the fact that there had been so little discussion about this issue in the photocopy room and teachers’ lounge, and that I had been utterly sheltered from any knowledge about this situation. It is this point that brings me to a few words about my place in the school, and the way in which my perspective informs the analysis to follow. Like the other teachers at Torah Academy, I had grown up knowing about the plight of the Soviet Jews who were not permitted to study or practice their religion.

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