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First Woman Judge in Bukhara is Jewish Girl

The first woman judge in a Soviet court at Bukhara is a Jewish girl from Samarkand. She has been appointed as judge in a Jewish court specially opened for the Bukharian Jews. Jewish women in Bukhara under the Soviet rule are permitted to go about unveiled, something not allowed under the previous regime. While many Moslem women here continue to cover their faces the Jewish women have abandoned the veil.

Over 500 Jewish women occupy important posts in social and cultural works in Bukhara under the Soviets, according to official information obtained here. A certain percentage of them have left the Jewish religion but a majority of them have remained Jewesses according to traditional Judaism.

The Bukharian Jewish girls do not yet know anything about Soviet marriages for in Bukhara marriages are still performed according to the old Bukharian Jewish customs and traditional orthodoxy.

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