This short pioneering study shows how the adaptation of Hebrew-Aramaic words in the Judeo-Tajik inflectional system has made them part and parcel of the language. According to the author, these Hebrew-Aramaic elements have survived thanks primarily to the combination of two different factors ― not deprived perhaps of ethnic and confessional essentialism: the focus of Bukharan Jewish cultural life remained for long within the Jewish community; Bukharan Jews managed to maintain till modern times the traditional Jewish way of life, including the celebration of calendar cycles, as well as Jewish dietary rules.

The Redaction
CER: II-5.2.B-456