List of Asian Jews

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As an indigenous West Asian people, Jews have been present in western Asia since the beginning of their history. Some examples of ancient Jewish communities in the Mediterranean and Caucasus are: Iran (Persian Jews) and Iraq (Iraqi Jews); the Georgian Jews and Mountain Jews of the Caucasus.

Through the centuries, they also established Jewish communities in eastern parts of Asia. There are Bukharan Jews of Central Asia. Some Jews migrated to India, establishing the Bene Israel, the Baghdadi Jews and the Cochin Jews of India (Jews in India); and the former Jewish community in Kaifeng, China.

Here is a partial list of some prominent Asian Jews, arranged by country. Note that those regions of Asia where Arabic or Russian or Turkish predominate are excluded from this list (except for the Baghdadi Jews from India and Southeast Asia); see Arab Jews, Ashkenazi Jews and Sephardi Jews for information on these populations.

Azerbaijan[edit]

Afghanistan[edit]

A small community of Jews lived in Herat, Afghanistan, but they emigrated to Israel and the United States. Today, Zablon Simintov remains in Afghanistan 's capital Kabul.

China[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

India[edit]

Iran/Persia[edit]

Japan[edit]

People of Jewish descent
Refugees, short expatriates


Other related people to Judaism and Jews in Japan

Ambassadors[edit]

Kyrgyzstan[edit]

Philippines[edit]

Singapore[edit]

Sri Lanka[edit]

Tajikistan[edit]

Uzbekistan[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ p.862 Palgrave Dictionary
  2. ^ p.865 Palgrave Dictionary
  3. ^ "Knesset Members - Eli Ben-Menachem". Knesset.gov.il. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  4. ^ Richard Gottheil, Max Schloessinger. Masarjawaih. Jewish Encyclopedia
  5. ^ (ja)
  6. ^ L. Friedfeld & P. Metoudi (31 July 2015). Israel and China: From Silk Road to Innovation Highway. Partridge Publishing India. p. 33–. ISBN 978-1-4828-5160-1.

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