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Facing West. Oriental Jews of Central Asia and the Caucasus

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Editor

Hetty Berg.

Curators

Vladimir Dmitriev, Tatjana Emelyanenko, Hetty Berg.

Collection

Russian Museum of Ethnography, St. Petersburg.

Imprint

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1998. 128 pp., illustrations: 37 col., 69 b&w, 28 × 21.5 cm. English.

ISBN

9040092168

Location

Waanders Uitgevers, Zwolle (22 February–30 August 1998)

Description

Exhibition on a little-known segment of the Jewish population. Foreword by I. Dubov and Judith C.E. Belinfante. Three essays on: the Eastern Jewish communities of the former USSR (Valery Dymshits), Central Asian Jewish costume (Tatjana Emelyanenko), and the Jews of the Caucasus (Vladimir Dmitriev). Numerous documentary photographs show individuals, their garb, and at times, their customs and surroundings. Descriptive entries. 321 items.

main keywords

AZERBAIJANCAUCASUSCEREMONIAL OBJECTSCOSTUMEJEWELRYMOUNTAIN JEWSPHOTOGRAPHS

minor keywords

AmuletsBukharaChallah coversCribs/CradlesDagestanGeorgiaHamsasHand-washing vesselsHead coverings, women’sHistorical photographsMatzah rolling pins/scorersMusicRimmonimSamarkandShana Tova greeting cardsTefillin bagsTorah Ark valancesUzbekistanWedding poems, riddles & songsYad

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