Jews, Mountain in Russia

Joshua Project has identified the Jews, Mountain only in Russia







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Main Language


Profile Source: Anonymous

Where are they Located?

The majority of Mountain Jews live in Dagestan, the city of Moscow, and Kabardino-Balkaria.

What are Their Lives Like?

The Mountain Jews live in the mountainous Caucasus area of Russia, where they have lived peacefully with their Muslim neighbors for many years. Their culture contains a mixture of Caucasus and Jewish elements and their language, which is in danger of being lost, is a dialect of ancient Iranian that integrates Hebrew elements. The Mountain Jews celebrate Jewish holidays and the Sabbath, and the synagogue is the center of Jewish community. They have their own traditional music, dances and foods, which portrays the mix of Caucasian and Jewish culture. These traditions are what bind the Mountain Jews together as they seek to preserve their culture and religion.

Prayer Points

* Pray that the Mountain Jews would know that Jesus is the True Messiah and Savior of the world.
* Ask the Lord to soften the hearts of the Jews towards Christians so that they might hear and receive the message of Jesus Christ.
* Ask God to preserve the culture and language of the Mountain Jews so that this people will worship the One True God together.
* Pray that God will use the Mountain Jews' friendly relations with their Muslim neighbors for His good purposes so that ultimately both peoples will together worship, serve, and share Christ.
* Pray that God would open the hearts of the Mountain Jews to Christians and to the Good News of Jesus.

Profile Source: Anonymous

People Name General Jews, Mountain
People Name in Country Jews, Mountain
Population in Russia 2,150
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Jews
People Cluster Jews
People Name General Jews, Mountain
Ethnic Code CMT35
Country Russia
Continent Asia
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
10/40 Window No

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Russian (2,100)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Russian 2,100
Largest Religion Ethnic Religions
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
Other / Small
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