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Some say that Jews and Muslims worshipped alongside each other in the same place at the same time.Other sources insist that Jews worshipped after Muslims.Since most of the Jewish community at the time lived under the Emirate of Bukhara, they came to be known as Bukharan Jews.The name by which the community called itself is "Isro'il" (Israelites).He became a spiritual leader, aiming to educate and revive the Jewish community's observance and faith in Judaism.He changed their Persian religious tradition to Sephardic Jewish tradition.Among Bukharan Jews, there are two ancient theories of how Jewish people settled in Central Asia.Many Bukharan Jews trace their ancestry to the Tribe of Napthali and to 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.
The elderly Bukharan generation use Bukhori as their primary language but speak Russian with a slight Bukharan accent.
Their name comes from the former Central Asian Emirate of Bukhara, which once had a sizable Jewish community.
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.
Jewish centers were closed down, the Muslims of the region usually forced conversion on the Jews, and the Bukharan Jewish population dramatically decreased to the point where they were almost extinct.
Due to pressures to convert to Islam, persecution, and isolation from the rest of the Jewish world, the Jews of Bukhara began to lack knowledge and practice of their Jewish religion.