Bukharian Siddur for Android

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Bukharian Jews or Bukhari Jews also called the Binai Israel, are Jews from Central Asia who speak Bukhori, a dialect of the Tajik language. Their name comes from the former Central Asian Emirate of Bukhara, which once had a sizable Jewish community.

There is a tradition among the Bukharan Jews tracing their ancestry to the Tribe of Napthali and to the Tribe of Issachar of the lost tribes of Israel who may have been exiled during the Assyrian captivity of Israel in 7th century BCE.

A second wave of Jews into Central Asia are said to have been descendants of the Jews who never returned from the Babylonian captivity after exile in the 6th-5th century BCE.

The Bukharan Jews of Central Asia were essentially cut off from the rest of the Jewish world for more than 2,500 years but somehow managed to survive and preserve their Jewish identity and heritage in the face of tremendous odds.

Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the great majority have emigrated to Israel or to the United States (especially Forest Hills, New York), while others have emigrated to Europe or Australia (for more click here).

Bukharian Siddur, powered by MyBukharian.com, includes:

  • Kadish Al-Israel
  • Shema Israel (short version)
  • Birkat Hamazon
  • Mincha Prayers
  • Aravit Prayers
  • Some other Prayers
  • Russian transliterations

Created: June 08, 2011
DeveloperMyBukharian.com
Size: 455,000 Bytes
Price: $1.99 (Android Market Link)

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PhotoSergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky (1863–1944)

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