Dozens of Bukharan Jews held prestigious jobs in medicine, law, and government, and many Jews prospered.
Many Bukharan Jews became successful and well-respected actors, artists, dancers, musicians, singers, film producers, and sportsmen.
Several Bukharan entertainers became artists of merit and gained the title "People's Artist of Uzbekistan", "People's Artist of Tajikistan", and even (in the Soviet era) "People's Artist of the Soviet Union".
Jews succeeded in the world of sport also, with several Bukharan Jews in Uzbekistan becoming renowned boxers and winning many medals for the country.
Traditionally Bukhori (Tajik Persian), Tajik, Russian, Hebrew (Israel), English (USA, Canada, UK, and Australia), and German (Austria and Germany) spoken in addition and to a lesser extent, Uzbek for those who remain in Uzbekistan.), are Jews from Central Asia who historically spoke Bukhori, a Tajik dialect of the Persian language.
Their name comes from the former Central Asian Emirate of Bukhara, which once had a sizable Jewish community, since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the great majority have immigrated to Israel or to the United States (especially Forest Hills, New York), while others have immigrated to Europe or Australia.
There was a case when Caliph Umar had ordered the destruction of a mosque, which was built illegally on Jewish land.The appellative Bukharian was adopted by Bukharan Jews who moved to English-speaking countries, in an anglicisation of the Hebrew Bukhari.However, Bukharan was the term used historically by English writers, as it was for other aspects of Bukhara.In Central Asia, the community attempted to preserve their traditions while displaying loyalty to the government.World War II and the Holocaust brought a lot of Ashkenazi Jewish refugees from the European regions of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe through Uzbekistan.Jewish centers were closed down, the Muslims of the region usually forced conversion on the Jews, and the Bukharan Jewish population dramatically decreased to the point where they were almost extinct.