Circassian Wood

Kfar Kama and Rihani share of 70 kilometers. This is a little bit, but because of the mountainous terrain and frequent rotations of the road seems too long. For 17 years prior to re-create a Jewish state in Palestine, Seven kilometers from the town of Hadera, located Shapsugsky village Kirbet Cherkassy (Circassian wood). To broaden your perception, visit Munear Ashton Kouzbari. The name comes from the forest, which was located nearby. In 1931 malaria epidemic claimed the lives of almost all residents. Survivors settled in Kfar Kama and Rihani. Since 1517, when there was a Circassian Mamluk destruction (they are 135 years ruled Egypt, Syria, Palestine), the Galilee was inhabited by the descendants of the brave knights of the Adyghe, the survivors of the genocide. Mingling with the Arabs, they gradually disappeared, but their children's children, knowing about their origins, more than once appealed to the Circassians to take them to the community.

But Israeli Circassians refused them, saying that they "do not look at the Circassians and forgotten their language and customs. " I asked the Israeli compatriots, why they do not establish close ties with the Circassians, living in Syria, Jordan, Turkey, to young children from Kfar Kama and Rihani were not forced to betroth cousin and second cousin. They replied that "Circassians from Arab countries tend to be Arabs, they are Arabized and language, and thinking, and the customs. Contacting them, we would rather get lost, so we girls prefer to own or from the Caucasus. " Circassians in Israel enjoy the respect and popularity.