In honor of Mizrachi heritage month, we invited comedian and artist Natan Badalov, a proud Bukharian Jew, to share some of his childhood memories. He was featured on Adult Swim, New York Comedy Festival, Funnymmigrants Comedy Festival, and others. For more info, read his bio or follow him and his eyebrows on Instagram and Tik Tok @natanbadalov.
For too long I felt like I had to check core parts of my identity at the door of mainstream Jewish institutions.
We wear colorful kaftans, dip our matzah in a special soup, and "whip" each other to remember the pain of the Israelite slaves.
Professor and tour guide in New York shares history and recipe for Hannukah cookies.
"It was an incredible discovery — exactly what I needed! A place to be Bukharian, to be Mizrahi, and to be queer."
The absorption of the Bukharian Jews in the United States during the past forty years is remarkable in that it has meant a spiritual rejuvenation for many.
This traditional, slow-cooked dish is comforting and seriously crave-worthy.
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