Devotion to Jerusalem and love to Georgia – Jewish political and social contribution to the foundation of the 1st Georgian Democratic Republic

Georgia has always been a diverse country, however, 70 years of Soviet occupation has severely affected study and research of Georgia’s multi-ethnic and multi-faith background. Years of comprehensive research in the national archives and libraries has unleashed numerous materials, which safeguard Georgia’s diverse political and civic arenas during early 20th century, pre and during the First Democratic Republic.

Moreover, registration and campaign materials of Georgian Jewry tells us a fascinating story of three Georgian Jews, who joined the Cabinet of Ministers and Parliament; one of them being a Rabbi Davarashvili – drafted the law on religious freedom.

Host: Lasha Shakulashvili
Guest: Isaak Krikheli (Descendant of Rabbi Davarashvili)