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Jewish heritage in a former Soviet Republic

Azerbaijan, situated in the Caucasus at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, has a rich and complex history. A little known episode involves a Jewish settlement established in 1742.


A glimpse into Azerbaijan’s hidden all-Jewish town: Even as its future is uncertain, the unique north Caucasus community of Krasnaya Sloboda is experiencing a religious revival

By Lee Glancman

Times of Israel

June 22, 2016

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