Tag Archives: Uzbekistan

Family Origin: Uzbekistan, Kiryat Malachi, Israel 2007.

Often framed as a monolithic society, Israel is in fact made up of the many stories of the immigrating families who have built their lives there, united under the values of a shared heritage and history. The Israeli family has a distinct blend of customs from their original home country and the homeland. Immigration to …

Matzah Oven, Bukharia, Uzbekistan, 2000

In this photograph, an elderly woman removes a round piece of freshly baked matzah from a clay oven. Baked the old fashioned way, this handmade matzah is said to be denser and chewier than the crunchy machine-made variety. This photograph was taken after the breakup of the Soviet Union. Under Soviet rule in Uzbekistan and …

Circumcision Ceremony, Bukhara, Uzbekistan, 1993

These Bhukharan women have gathered together to perform a special ceremony for the newborn baby boy you see in the middle of the picture. This is how the photographer, Zion Ozeri, describes it: “It’s a custom—and I didn’t fiŒnd it in any other community around the world, just there. It is right before a circumcision. You see the …