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.

Israel's Banai dynasty - Singing a Persian Jerusalemite tune

Barry Davis, The Jerusalem Post, 07/02/2020

A new exhibition at the Tower of David Museum tells the truly remarkable story of an Israeli musical and cultural dynasty from the most unlikely of beginnings.

Inside Elat Market: The grocery store at the nexus of Los Angeles’ Persian Jewish community

Josefin Dolsten, JTA, 06/15/2020

Elat Market has everything needed for a Shabbat meal to make any Persian Jewish grandma proud — from Persian classics like seeded flatbreads, smoked fish and pickled vegetables to Israeli-style hummus and tahini.

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.