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The old caretaker showed us around, including the bimah/ark where they keep the torahs. There are also pictures where they show various dignitaries, both local and international, who have visited the synagogue.
There are two parts, one part where they worship in winter, and another...More
A religious site, with history going back over a thousand years.
Welcoming to all visitors of all religions, for those interested in the historical make-up of this ancient city, this small synagogue is a must
Bukharan Jews are a unique group in Judaism, recognized throughout the world. I got lucky in meeting a very old rabbi, and seeing the inside of this synagogue as the congregation was celebrating a holiday.
It is fascinating to visit the only extant synagogue of a once sizeable community. Once one third of th population in the times of the Emirs they were even then barely tolerated. Only 500 remain but it is still active and now much visited by...More
Located in the old Jewish Quarter, the ancient synagogue still holds on. Virtually all of the Jews have emigrated, many to the US. The small building is still active. The caretaker is eager to tell you about it.