Iranian Jews in America

By Davar Ardalan | In 1979, thousands of Iranian Jews left their homeland after the Islamic revolution and settled in the United States, primarily in Southern California and spots along the east coast. At first, amid the backlash to the hostage crisis, Iranian-American Jews were marginalized. But today Jewish Iranian Americans actively engage in every sphere of American life and take great pride in their rich Persian heritage. As part of the story you'll meet: Saba Soomekh: Author of "From the Shahs to Los Angeles: Three Generations of Iranian Jewish Women Between Religion and Culture" Houman Sarshar: Author of Esther's Children, Portrait of Iranian Jews Roben Farzad: Journalist and Contributor to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, NPR and PBS Reza Zarghamee: Author of the new book "Discovering Cyrus: The Persian Conqueror Astride the Ancient World"

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By Davar Ardalan | In 1979, thousands of Iranian Jews left their homeland after the Islamic revolution and settled in the United States, primarily in …

For Persian Jews, America Means 'Religious Pluralism At Its Best'

<i>Code Switch has been writing about some overlooked cultural interactions that have helped shape what Jewish identity is today, and</i> <i>we continue the series with a post by</i> Tell Me More <i>Senior P</i><i>roducer Davar Ardalan on Iranian Jews.</i><p><i>Judaism has a rich and millennial history in Iran including the era 2,500</i> …

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In the late 1970s, thousands of Iranian Jews fled to the U.S. in search of a new home.

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Davar Ardalan on Twitter: "You can find @nprjackilyden's interview w/Houman Sarshar on his book Esther's Children here: http://t.co/Tx1DGnyUmF http://t.co/IuSYiswzgW"

Author Saba Soomekh with her father who named her after a Hafez song. Saba means "the wind in Spring" #IranianJews http://t.co/800WO0P2RZ

Author Event: Discovering Cyrus: The Persian Conqueror Astride the Ancient World

?This book should be regarded as the most definitive study not just on Cyrus, but on the beginning of Iran and the Achaemenid Empire.?<br>?Richard Frye, …

Author Reza Zarghamee: Cyrus helped preserve Jewish cultural and religious identity #DiscoveringCyrus #IranianJews http://t.co/JZzYIzo2yD

Author Reza Zarghamee: 539 BC Cyrus restored the Jews to their homeland w/orders to begin reconstructing the Temple http://t.co/RkA6VaTSYd

Davar Ardalan on Twitter: ""Light and Shadows" exhibit @YUMuseum through April in NY #IranianJews http://t.co/IkiITwi9de earlier @FowlerMuseum http://t.co/SCkWfDEgc0"

Will feature these voices in a web story on cultural history #IranianJews in US. Facebook interview Saba Soomekh 4/4. http://t.co/Yy0hC3geux

Davar Ardalan on Twitter: "Author and Professor Saba Soomekh #IranianJews Facebook interview 3of4 http://t.co/dRfXJPZGOy http://t.co/ieL895j9cZ"

Davar Ardalan on Twitter: "Author and Professor Saba Soomekh on #IranianJews Facebook interview 2of4 http://t.co/De5ztXBCvG http://t.co/lz1lVNBcGK"

Davar Ardalan on Twitter: "Facebook interview w/Saba Soomekh & her book "From The Shahs to Los Angeles" 1/4 #IranianJews http://t.co/De5ztXBCvG http://t.co/rgvUULVGVE"

On the "Light and Shadows" exhibit at Yeshiva Museum in NY. Tell us more about this Qajar door #IranianJews http://t.co/LfMNdDE3Pp

.@Khoopy what role did Jews play in preserving the legacy of classical Persian music, poetry and art? #IranianJews http://t.co/EtuKVhpBkF