Jewish Renaissance in Armenia amid Exodus from Russia

The Jewish community in Armenia has a rich history, but it remains small and relatively tight-knit. The Russian invasion of Ukraine in February prompted many Jews from Russia, as well as from Belarus and Ukraine, to settle in Armenia, breathing new life into the country’s Jewish community. CivilNet spoke to community members and Gershon Burstein, the Chief Rabbi of Armenia, to get more familiar with this community, which some historians date back to the times of the Armenian king Tigran the Great.

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