Friday, April 26, 2013
Life and Times of Afghan Jews from Babylonian Captivity to Modern Times
This video is on the Afghan - Bukharian community that has roots from the Babylonian Exile. My family is part of this traveling pack that moved from country to country along the Silk Road. They started in Babylonia and then moved to Persia, Bukhara, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. There is so little information on Afghan Jews, although at their peak there were 40,000 Jews thriving economically in an Muslim country as Jews. The men were all travelers, trading and expanding their cultural repertoire. So happy to see many photos of my parents that I have never seen before.