Iranian Jewish community

Report: Vandals attack Iran synagogue, destroy Torah scrolls

Vandals break into the Hadash Synagogue in the Iranian city of Shiraz, destroy Torah scrolls and deface prayer books. Police investigating.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/26/2017, 12:06 AM

Iranian Jewish lawmaker blasts Netanyahu

Jewish member of Iran’s parliament calls Netanyahu "insane vampire" over his comments that Iran seeks the annihilation of the Jews.Ben Ariel, 3/15/2017, 4:12 AM

Iran, the Holocaust, 'Septembers of Shiraz' — and me

“Septembers of Shiraz” is a film about a prosperous Jewish family in Iran caught up in the aftermath of the 1979 revolution.Curt Schleier, 6/16/2016, 1:57 AM

What is Life Like for Iranian Jewry?

Reporter who visited Iran gives details about Iranian Jews after historic visit. While they're not 'miserable', life can be precarious.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/24/2015, 6:01 PM

Mossad: Three Missing Iranian Jews Were Murdered

Cyrus and Ibrahim Karamani, and Norallah Rabizadeh, escaped Tehran in 1997. Their families are in Israel.Arutz Sheva staff, 7/27/2015, 2:11 PM

Iranian Police Return Stolen Torah to Jewish Community

'Invaluable' Torah scroll was among several ancient manuscripts which 'disappeared' from a synagogue in Shiraz; Jewish MP thanks police.Hillel Fendel, 2/22/2015, 10:23 PM

Iranian Chief Rabbi Bans Insulting Mohammed

Insulting Mohammed punishable by death in Judaism, Iran's Chief Rabbi allegedly says in statement likely coerced by authorities.Tova Dvorin, 1/21/2015, 4:04 PM

Memorial Brings Recognition to Iran's Jewish 'Martyrs'

Special memorial erected in Tehran's Jewish cemetery highlights different perceptions of 'Jews' and 'Zionists' in Iran, locals say.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/20/2015, 1:14 PM

Iran Unveils Monument to Jewish 'Martyrs'

At a public ceremony Monday, Iran unveiled a monument dedicated to Jewish soldiers killed in the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War.Cynthia Blank, 12/21/2014, 8:04 AM

Iranian Chief Rabbi Dies

Rabbi Yousef Hamadani Cohen, 98, dies of illness. What's next for Jews in Iran?AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/31/2014, 6:11 PM

Rouhani Donates Money to Jewish Hospital

Iranian President donates $170,000 to the country's only Jewish hospital, his second such gesture since taking office.Elad Benari, 2/7/2014, 3:45 AM

Spotlight: From Iran to the IDF

Until 18 months ago, S. lived in her Iranian Jewish community and dreamed of making Aliyah. Now, she is serving in Israel's Border Police.Tova Dvorin, 11/26/2013, 11:28 AM

Iranian Jews Protest in Favor of Nuclear Program

In a rare public display, members of Iran's Jewish community rally in support of the country's nuclear program.Elad Benari, 11/20/2013, 2:13 AM

Expert Reveals Iran’s Fake Jewish Support

Iranian leaders are showing off their Jews in hopes of boosting the country’s image, Iranian Jewish expert says.Maayana Miskin, 10/16/2013, 1:46 AM

Tehran Jewish Leader to Obama: Carpe Diem

Head of Tehran's Jewish community tells Obama he has an "unrepeatable" opportunity to mend fences with Iran.Arutz Sheva, 10/13/2013, 10:34 PM

Iranian Jews Hope for Change with Rouhani

The Jews who still remain in Iran "have an easy life" but hope for an improved standing under the new leadership.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/26/2013, 12:21 AM

Iranian Jews in U.S. Reject Invitation to Meet Rouhani

Members of the Iranian Jewish community in the U.S. refuse meeting with new Iranian president despite his recent moderate comments.Elad Benari, 9/24/2013, 5:45 AM

The Bread Oven that Travelled from Iran to New York

New York's Iranian Jewish community is excited and moved by a bread oven which came all the way from Iran to a local kosher supermarket.Eliran Aharon, New York, 5/10/2013, 1:16 AM

24-Year-Old Jew Murdered in Iran

24-year-old Daniel Magrufta, who was dating the daughter of a member of the Revolutionary Guards, was murdered in Iran.Elad Benari, 1/3/2013, 5:44 AM

Jewish Woman Murdered in Isfahan by Muslim Extremists

A Jewish woman was murdered in Isfahan by Muslim extremists intent on taking away her home to expand a mosque next door.Chana Ya'ar, 11/29/2012, 5:59 PM