SILK UNDER THE STARS. JEWISH UZBEKISTAN.
- Current Temp. 29 °F
- Language UZBEK
- Local Time 10:27 PM
- Duration 3-7 NIGHTS
- Flight Time 12 HRS FROM NYC
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THE STORY. AT A GLANCE.
Experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to Uzbekistan, which is home to ancient Silk Road cities. Before gaining independence in 1991, Uzbekistan was part of the Soviet Union, so today you can get a taste of the country’s Soviet influence with its Russian architecture and Soviet buildings. Throw in the incredible beauty of the deserts as well as the lush green scenery around the Tian-Shan mountains, and you have all the ingredients for a magical journey designed to appeal to the explorer in you.
INSIDE OUT. JEWISH UZBEKISTAN.
The Jews in Uzbekistan were affiliated with two communities: the ancient one, the Jews of Bukhara, who speak a Tajiki-Jewish dialect, and the new one, of eastern European origin. World War II converted Uzbekistan into an important Jewish center, and the Jews of Western and Central European U.S.S.R. found refuge there. The 1970 Soviet census showed 103,000 Jews in Uzbekistan, however thousands of Jews emigrated because of antisemitic policies under the Soviet Union, and still more due to Uzbekistan’s bleak economic prospects after its independence in 1991, leaving behind a very small and fragile Jewish community. The emigre community is far larger than its wellspring, with more than 50,000 Bukharian Jews in New York and more than 100,000 in Israel.
Tell the Story.
Home to ancient Silk Road cities.
THE J2 DIFFERENCE
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It’s so integral to who we are that you will experience it in every aspect of your journey. Our expert educators, who are knowledgeable, engaging and fun, will take you behind-the-scenes so that you can get a raw and authentic feel of the place you are visiting.
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