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The Oguz Old Jewish Cemetery has not lasted to the present time day. The early twentieth-century shifts, the coup, and the repression of the clerics and religious servants, followed by the war, had to have repercussions on the cemetery's destruction. In addition, the Oguz Jewish cemetery is situated on a deciduous forest mountainside. The old graves were washed away by rains and floods, and tree roots ended up moving the tombstones, hiding them beneath the ruins. As result, the old graves are barely visible. Rahimov Karim, through his father's will, facilitated the dissection and construction of a new cemetery in 1930. The territory of the cemeteries now has trails and gazebos for visitors to rest. The memorial to the Great Patriotic War participants
Although Jews began to leave Muju in the 1860s, no one remained in the village after the unrest of 1918, when they were threatened by Armenians and fled to different parts of the country. During that time, the village's Jewish cemetery was also destroyed. Only a few graves from as recently as the 1910s have survived. It has now been restored, and the land has been cleared and fenced in. On a separate small stone podium, small headstones are displayed. When people didn't have enough funds, they erected small tombstones and replaced them with larger ones when they could.
Of the seven bridges that existed in the Guba region between the 17th and 19th centuries, this is the only one that still remains. This longest bridge was built in 1894 by Alexander III to strengthen Russia's military presence in the Caucasus, replacing a wooden bridge built over the Gudialchay river in 1851. Originally, a 19-span bridge was planned. However, due to landslides during construction, lower numbers were chosen. The bridge has 14 spans, a total length of 275 meters, and an 8-meter width. Because of its multi-span design, the bridge can withstand powerful massive flooding and mudflows that raise the river's water level. This is Azerbaijan's only bridge of this type from the nineteenth century. The bridge is now only used by pedestrians and offers a spectacular view of Red Village. It provides easy access to Red Village from Nizami Park, the city's oldest park. The bridge has been designated as an architectural landmark by the state. Many young Mountain Jews have relocated to cities to further their education and learn trades. The burnt bricks used to build the old bridge saw many changes in Red Village, from the heyday of religious life in the early twentieth century, when the village had 13 synagogues, to the arrival of Soviet power and subsequent religious repression, to soldiers being escorted to the front in World War II, many of whom never returned. It has come to represent the settlement and the close ties between two cultures: the Muslims of Guba and the Jews of Red Village.
Monuments to soldiers who died fighting for peace and freedom have been designed and built throughout Azerbaijan. Red Village is home to one of them. On June 22, 1941, Azerbaijan, as part of the Soviet Union, joined the Great Patriotic War to defeat fascism. The Nazi command was particularly interested in Baku's oil during the war and attempted to seize control of it during the battles for the Caucasus.
Albert Agarunov, who was born in Baku's Amirjan settlement, joined the Azerbaijani army as a volunteer during the First Karabakh War in 1991. He was able to eliminate 9 tanks and 7 armored personnel carriers in only a few months as a tank commander in the 777th Special Battalion. However, on May 8, 1992, while climbing out of his tank to separate the bodies of fallen comrades, he was shot by a sniper. On the battlefield, he was killed. Albert Agarunov was posthumously honored as a "National Hero of Azerbaijan" in 1992 for his bravery and heroism in defending Azerbaijan's territorial integrity and civilian population. Both the mullah and the rabbi prayed at Albert Agarunov's memorial service. He was laid to rest in The Alley of Martyrs, located in Baku. Albert had numerous opportunities to leave Azerbaijan, but he chose to stay and fight for his country. His valiant life continues to be a symbol of Azerbaijan's centuries-long Jewish-Muslim unity and brotherhood. During the Second Karabakh War in 2020, when Azerbaijan liberated its lands after 30 years of occupation, Albert remained a hero and source of inspiration for all of Azerbaijan.
Gisori is one of the main neighborhoods of the Red Settlement. Gisori is one of several neighborhoods that make up Red Village. Former residents of this neighborhood are laid to rest in Gisori Cemetery, one of Red Village's oldest cemeteries, located on the hill's steep slope. The earliest gravestones in this cemetery were erected between 1807 and 1814. They are approximately 80cm tall and made of fieldstone, with inscriptions chiseled into the stone slab. Other early 19th-century tombstones are plain rectangular stela. Simple ornaments in the form of an open rosette first appeared on stones in the mid-nineteenth century, and those from the second half of the 19th century are adorned with leaves and David's stars. The inscriptions are framed by a pointed arch. A pointed arch frames the inscriptions.
This park, named after Azerbaijan's national leader, Heydar Aliyev, was built in 2011 for the local community and visitors. The area of the cafe includes gardens with blooming roses, benches for visitors to rest, an administrative office, and a teahouse for the village elders. In the park, there is a well-known club and teahouse where local agsakkals (literally "white beards," or village elders) gather to drink tea and play backgammon, free of charge. The club teahouse is built on the site of a synagogue that was built in 1911 and subsequently transformed into a manufacturing site during the Soviet era before being demolished.
From the main street, one of Red Village's most spectacular and unique structures may be spotted. Despite its remarkable coloring, the building organically blends into the architectural and historical character of the settlement. The structure was built in the second half of the nineteenth century and was designated as a historical monument of local significance. The murals on the front portraying children, as well as the simple plaque over the door, reveal that this historical building was formerly a maternity hospital. According to stories of locals, the building formerly belonged to a wealthy Jewish businessman who, despite never having children of his own, covered it with murals of happy children's faces.
Telman Benyaminov initiated the construction of both Mikvehs in 2013. The mikve for women was erected in honor and memory of his mother, Shushan Bat Mardahay. The mikvah construction incorporates an ablutions pool, as required in Judaism. Mikvah is now practiced not just for family purity, but also for the initiation of male and female proselytes into Judaism. A woman must bath in the mikvah at the end of her monthly menstrual cycle in order to maintain marital purity. As a result, the mikvah, more than the synagogue, is considered as the grounds of Jewish family life. Only "living" water - that is, water of natural origin - can deliver spiritual purification. As a result, a mikvah is built to seem like natural water.
Trade was the primary occupation of Red Village residents at the turn of the twentieth century. Some were highly successful, with shops not just in Red Village, but also in Guba and Khachmaz. Among them was the Agababayev family, who traded carpets. The Agababyevs were among the first family to settle themselves in Red Village's Gileki district. Several generations later, the brothers Ikhiil, Asaf, and Nuvakh became carpet experts, Guba being one of Azerbaijan's key carpet hubs. Asaf worked his way up through the carpet trade, traveling Turkey and Iran. The Agababayevs' residences had running water and electricity, which was exceptional at the time. They also owned a large garden on the outskirts of town. Unfortunately, the building is currently sealed, but the magnificent architectural elements of the front facade may be observed from the little yard in front of the house.
The Red Settlement Tourism Information Center provides comprehensive information on the settlement, including history and facts, the Jewish people of Azerbaijan, places to visit, and so much more. Souvenirs, Mountain Jews cuisine books, kippahs, postcards, tiny carpets, and kosher jam varieties are available here. Visitors may also get cool and hot drinks, as well as snacks, from the center's little barista station.
Enjoy the greatest delicacies of Azerbaijani, Turkish and European cuisines, in one of the newest restaurants in Baku, while taking in the stunning views of Baku city from the Highland Park. It's worth mentioning that "mənzərə" means landscape or scenery, which you'll undoubtedly love from the top of Highland Park.
Nahoum & Sons is an Indian bakery shop situated in West Bengal. It is one of the oldest surviving shops in Kolkata owned by a Jewish family. The products of Nahoum & Sons at Christmas are a part of the culture of Kolkata. Various famous personalities of India have eaten this foods of this bakery. Nahoum Israel Mordecai was a Baghdadi Jew who was the founder of the shop. It was founded 26 years after the establishment of New Market in the city. The Hog Market could be seen from the front of the shop. He changed the location of the shop 14 years after the establishment of the bakery. His son Elias took the responsibility of the shop from second generation. After his death in 1964 his son David Nahoum from third generation of the family took up the responsibility to manage the shop. His brothers Norman and Solomon had the responsibility of store at various times. After death of David in 2013, his brother Issac took the responsibility.
Haji Syed Mohammad Kalim built a small eatery more than 40 years ago to provide lip-smacking Mughlai dishes at pocket-friendly prices. The place garnered immense popularity in no time because they delivered palatable delicacies consistently at a very reasonable range. Today the proprietors of India Restaurant, Syed Anwar Azeem, Syed Misbah Kalim, and Syed Shahmeer Kalim, took forward the legacy of their father to a different dimension. They have collected their father’s dream and changed it into a beautiful reality. The India restaurant currently provides a delightful and vibrant ambiance having a seating arrangement for 300 people. The restaurant now has added heterogeneity in its menu with Indian and Chinese cuisine. This place still holds its roots and swears by serving the best biryani in town. It is also exploring and experimenting with other flavours and cuisines to give new aspects to the place.
For over a decade Koshe Kosha (KK) has strived to bring back the authenticity of Bengal’s culinary heritage whilst bringing the cuisine to a more contemporary palate. As a unit of Proem Hospitality, KK was created with the single vision to promote the flavours that form this unique cuisine, to a wider audience. With multiple restaurants across India, the food at Koshe Kosha is known for its distinct “Bangaliana”*. Our signature dishes Kosha Mangsho, Chingri Malai Biryani and Bhekti Paturi have brought a smile to thousands of patrons. We are on a quest to bring this same smile and gastronomical experience to the world. Our original menu was limited to the age old “Kosha Mangsho and Basanti Polao” combination. The roots of this confluence originated from North Kolkata but its authenticity was on the verge of extinction. Therefore in the summer of 2007, KK was born with a small space in Hatibagan, Kolkata with the drive to bring this classic back. Over the years, we have added to the menu in order to represent the larger vision of taking this cuisine to new heights. KK has been able to add numerous restaurants in our portfolio and gained years of experience under our belt however, “Kosha Mangsho” will always remain our favourite and most popular dish! *”Bangaliana” – Although definitions can typically vary and be quite abstract, we regard this term as being associated with providing a true reflection of the traits that defines being a Bengali. A projection of the energy, sentiments, culture, thoughts & habits that originate from this historic region.
Matan Baseter, one of the oldest institutions of the Turkish Jewish Community in terms of social assistance and solidarity, has contributed to the proper and honorable life of thousands of people/ family in need for more than a century. This helping hand, which has extended to those in need since 1917, took its place in a roof organization that includes other social services as well as Matan Baseter as a result of an evolutionary process that will catch up with the new generation today: YAD. ‘YAD’ means ‘EL’ in Hebrew. In a sense in Turkish, 'EL' means foreigner. At the same time, ‘EL’ is the hand extended for help. It reminds you of always being ready to help. For this reason, the purpose of YAD's existence is to provide opportunities to ensure the continuity and sustainability of Jewish life (society), to improve the opportunities for those in need in our society to lead a respectable life, to make them feel happy, to reach and touch them, to take care to help.