Most of the boys are wearing colorful traditional robes and skullcaps.
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The story of this community is one of a struggle to maintain its unique identity while confronting the economic and cultural pressures of the United States.
This photograph shows five Jewish schoolboys in Samarkand being instructed by their rebbe, or teacher.
There are no shortage of Bukharian restaurants in Israel and New York—in Queens’ Rego Park neighborhood, especially—but very few true Bukharian Jewish dishes grace those menus, which are filled with the sizzling kebabs and greasy dumplings common across Central Asia. Making sure the onions are covered tightly, simmer for 1 1/2 -2 hours.