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.
"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.
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.
Bold, colorful Persian-inspired illustrations bring new vibrancy to this old story, which will captivate and inspire its young audience.
Based closely on the Book of Esther and featuring childlike artwork that captures the trappings of the period, a spirited retelling of the Purim story celebrates the Queen Esther's brave defense of the Jews against the king's tyrannical prime minister.
Foods celebrate the families’ unique histories and carry on traditions from their native countries, or in one case, reflect the values of the hosts.
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
“Painting is a way to remember, experience culture,” ...“A very common subject of the Jewish women in my classroom is the bazaar, a very nostalgic look at the old times.”
Amid political upheaval, an embattled girl fled entirely alone—the lessons of Purim’s heroine propelling her to freedom
Despite the propaganda emanating from Iran, it is undeniable that at least 13 Jews have been executed there since the Islamic revolution, supposedly for being connected to Israel or for helping fellow Jews emigrate.
Alberto Nisman had accused government of covering up Iranian involvement in 1994 attack, was set to testify before lawmakers