From Kabul To Queens: The Jews Of Afghanistan And Their Move To The United States.


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Here is the story of Jewish Afghanistan, a community some believe originated in Biblical times. Although no longer one with a physical presence in Afghanistan, it nonetheless still lives, but in a different locale. Actually, two. While many have relocated to Israel, there is also a sizable contingent that has reestablished itself in New York, with its own synagogue, one that maintains much of their Jewish heritage as it once thrived in cities along the fabled Silk Road of Central Asia. Based upon extensive interviews with many of these Afghan Jews, Sara Aharon, whose grandfather was the Torah reader at one of Herat's four synagogues, here details their past, and discusses how these traditional Jews have adapted to their American setting. From Kabul to Queens relates the history of a little known Jewish kehilla that was able to live in peace with its Sunni Moslem neighbors. ". . . an important contribution . . . future scholars will find Sara Aharon's study of significant value." - Rosanne Klass, author of Land of the High Flags: Afghanistan When the Going Was Good

Title: From Kabul To Queens: The Jews Of Afghanistan And Their Move To The United States.

Author Name: AHARON, SARA Y.

Categories: AFGHANISTAN.,

Edition: First Edition.

Publisher: American Sephardi Federation, New York / Decalogue Books, New York: 2011.:

Binding: s

Book Condition: Softcover. Brand new book.

Seller ID: 73828X65

Keywords: (Key Words: Afghan Jews, Sara Y. Aharon, Kabul, Herat, Queens, New York, Afghanistan, Synagogues, Jews, Judaica, Sunni Moslems, Meshed, Iranian Jews, Sephardic Jews, Pashtun, Muslims, Israel, Central Asia, Anti-Semitism).