The 21st-Century Iranian Jew: Precarious Lives Of Pride ... And Fear

Posted on Fri, Feb 01, 2013 at 12:35 pm

The Baltimore Jewish Times recently posted an article about the Jewish community in Iran—a population that has, since Khomeini took power in 1979, shrunk from 100,000 to today’s estimate of only 20,000 to 25,000. The article recounts the story of one Jewish refugee who fled Iran and cites experts in the field—including HIAS' Mark Hetfield—as well as numerous academics, who paint an incongruous picture of what it currently is like to be Jewish in Iran.

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