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When Persian King Cyrus conquered Babylon, he encouraged the Jews he liberated to settle in his empire, which included areas of Central Asia.In the Middle Ages, the largest Jewish settlement in Central Asia was in the Emirate of Bukhara.He changed their Persian religious tradition to Sephardic Jewish tradition.Maimon is an ancestor of Shlomo Moussaieff, author Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, and the former First Lady of Iceland Dorrit Moussaieff.Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the great majority have immigrated to Israel or to the United States (especially Forest Hills, New York), while others have immigrated to Europe or Australia.The term Bukharan was coined by European travelers who visited Central Asia around the 16th century.Around 1620, the first synagogue was constructed at Bukhara city.This was done in contravention of the law prescribed to Caliph Omar who forbade the construction of new non-Muslim places of worship including synagogues as well as forbade the destruction of those that existed in the pre-Islamic period.
It is recalled in the Talmud by Rabbi Shmuel bar Bisna, a member of the Talmudic academy in Pumbeditha, who traveled to Margiana (present-day Merv in Turkmenistan) and feared that the wine and alcohol produced by local Jews was not kosher.
Bukharan Jews used the Persian language to communicate among themselves and later developed Bukhori, a Tajik dialect of the Persian language with small linguistic traces of Hebrew.
This language provided easier communication with their neighboring communities and was used for all cultural and educational life among the Jews.
Among Bukharan Jews, there are two ancient theories of how Jewish people settled in Central Asia.
One theory is that Bukharan Jews may be descended from the Tribe of Naphtali and the Tribe of Issachar of the Lost Tribes of Israel The Bukharan Jews are considered one of the oldest ethno-religious groups of Central Asia and over the years they have developed their own distinct culture.Since most of the Jewish community at the time lived under the Emirate of Bukhara, they came to be known as Bukharan Jews.