Our Lady in Tehran

Shai Secunda, Jewish Review of Books, 09/01/2020

What are these two Israeli women doing in a Tehrani airport bathroom?

L.A. Jewish Iranian Women Speak Out About Divisions and Unity

Michelle Naim, Jewish Journal, 08/11/2020

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.

Transforming the warmth of the Persian community into something new

Saba Soomekh, Forward, 05/24/2020

As an Iranian Jew, I take pride in the warmth, hospitality, and intense affection and love that is displayed in my community.

A Persian Princess

Barbara Diamond Goldin and Steliyana Doneva, Apples & Honey Press, 02/01/2020

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.

Iranian Photojournalist Documents Iranian Jews In Iran And Israel

Tzvi Joffre, The Jerusalem Post, 07/10/2019

"While still in Iran they struggled to move out of the country, once they came out of Iran they faced new obstacles and limitations."

Tunisian Piano, Medals and Magic Spells: Treasures Recount Glory of Jews From Arab Countries

Ofer Aderet, Haaretz, 04/13/2019

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.

Soomekh explores Persian Jewish past, present and future

Janelle Clausen, The Island Now, 03/06/2019

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.

Claudia Roden’s Riz au Saffran – Saffron Rice

Tori Avey, Tori Avey, 09/17/2012

The Story of Queen Esther

Jenny Koralek and Grizelda Holderness, Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 02/01/2009

Bold, colorful Persian-inspired illustrations bring new vibrancy to this old story, which will captivate and inspire its young audience.

Shabbat with the Iranian Jews of Tehran

Annika Hernroth-Rothstein, Jewish News, 02/18/2016

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

Persian-Jewish women keep tradition alive on canvas

Bill Boyarsky, Jewish Journal, 10/28/2015

“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.”

Hanging on to Heritage

Marc Shapiro, Baltimore Jewish Times, 05/07/2015

For One Outspoken Teenager in Revolution-Era Iran, Queen Esther Was a Kindred Spirit

Sima Goel, Tablet Magazine, 03/03/2015

Amid political upheaval, an embattled girl fled entirely alone—the lessons of Purim’s heroine propelling her to freedom

How Iranian-Jewish Women Started a Writers' Revolution

Benjamin Ivry, The Jewish Daily Forward, 01/22/2015

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.

Prosecutor in Argentina Jewish Center Bombing Found Shot Dead

Staff, The Times of Israel, 01/19/2015

Alberto Nisman had accused government of covering up Iranian involvement in 1994 attack, was set to testify before lawmakers

How Iranian Jews Shaped Modern Los Angeles

Gina Nahal, The Forward, 11/04/2014

Number of Jews reaches 25,000 in Iran

Muhammad Saleh Zaafir, The News International, 02/09/2014