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Welcome and Enjoy The MAMMON FAMILY TREE Home Page Web Site

Updated November 7, 2011

The Jews of Bukhara and Bukharian Jewish History

The descendants of Rabbi Yosef Mammon(Maman)(Ha'Ma'aravi)(1741-1822)

Rabbi Yosef Mammon (Maman)originally from Tetuan, Morocco arrived and settled in Safed (Tzfat), Eretz Israel and then in 1793 journeyed to Bukhara (today located in Republic of Uzbekistan, former republic in the USSR) to collect funds for yeshivot in the Holy Land. Upon his arrival, Rabbi Yosef Mammon was disappointed to find that many Bukharan Jews were lacking in their observance of religious customs and Jewish law. Rabbi Mammon decided to remain in Bukhara to devote the rest of his life to re-educate and revive the Jewish population's observance and faith in Judaism. While in Bukhara, Rabbi Mammon married and had four children. Due largely to Rabbi Yosef Mammon's influence and his children's leadership, many Bukharan Jews made aliyah to the Holy Land, particularily to Jerusalem in the late 19th Century and early 20th Century.

Over the last few decades many attempts were made to compile a comprehensive Mammon Family Tree. Unfortunately, most efforts remained unfinished or incomplete with many branches of the Mammon Family unrecorded and lost (in most part due to the rise of the Soviet Union and inability to have regular contact with family members living behind the Iron Curtain for most of the Cold War era).

It has been a long time dream of David Mammon and Jeffrey Mammon to research, compile, record and produce the most comprehensive Mammon Family Tree available for present and future generations to enjoy. By collaborating their efforts of mixing old and new technology, including the compiling of family branch information by hand, corresponding with relatives around the world by letter mail and telephone, using family tree software programs, e-mail and the Internet, David Mammon and Jeffrey Mammon's dream of compiling, editing and publishing the Mammon Family Tree has finally been achieved. The creation of an Internet Mammon Family Tree Home Page Web Site is now a reality. This is an ongoing project with updates.

Please feel free to e-mail jmammon@yahoo.com to correct any errors or omissions. We thank all those who submitted to us updated information about their branch of the Mammon Family. Without your cooperation and regular updates this web site will no longer be able to provide current family information.

Today, many of Rabbi Yosef Mammon's descendants spell their last name "Mammon" and reside mainly in Canada, USA and Israel. Many written works of Jewish travellers who visited Bukhara in the mid-19c and early 20th Century have recorded the tale of Rabbi Mammon and generally spelled his last name as either "Maimon" , "Maman" or "Mamon".

We hope you enjoy this site and please visit often. We are updating and planning on adding many new links and features on the Mammon Family and about the Jews of Bukhara.

c)2000-2001 MAMMON FAMILY TREE (tm) Mammon Family Home
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September 5, 2000.
Internet web site created & designed by: Jeffrey Mammon

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