Passport to Peoplehood: Iran
Celebrate the deep Jewish history of ancient Persia and modern Iran, and discover the continuing relevance of the story of Purim.
When we dress up at Purim, we disguise our faces and bodies to control the way we wish to be perceived. But in our everyday lives, we make assumptions about one another based on the same external cues. How can we learn to reserve judgments while making room for people to share their whole selves on their own terms?
Articles about Persian Jews
A selection of articles from our Jewish Diversity Archive, the world’s largest online archive of material about ethnically and racially diverse Jews. Explore the archive >
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.