What are these two Israeli women doing in a Tehrani airport bathroom?
Persia doesn’t exist anymore … but Persian Jews use that term because I think it invokes a time when they felt they lived in a country where there was religious pluralism and where the Jewish community was being respected.
As an Iranian Jew, I take pride in the warmth, hospitality, and intense affection and love that is displayed in my community.
Raya can't be in the Purim play this year--Purim will be no fun at all! But, Raya's grandmother, Maman joon, shares her sparkly scarves and Persian traditions with her. Together they discover how to make their American Purim uniquley Persian, delicious, and fun.
"While still in Iran they struggled to move out of the country, once they came out of Iran they faced new obstacles and limitations."
Artifacts now on display at a Tel Aviv museum tell the story of flourishing communities in Arab countries and Iran, who sought refuge in Israel in its early years.
Foods celebrate the families’ unique histories and carry on traditions from their native countries, or in one case, reflect the values of the hosts.
When the Persian Jews fled to the United States 40 years ago amidst the Iranian Revolution, it was often with a suitcase and a question of when they would return home.
Annika Hernroth-Rothstein is moved and humbled by her visit to a synagogue in the Iranian capital Tehran, where thousands of Jews still live and pray