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Rare report from inside Iran's prisons

Rare report from inside Iran's prisons

An American recently released from Iranian prison tells of the people he met inside, including an Iranian Jew jailed for visiting Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/03/2021 18:37
Iranian-Jewish activist: Iran is twisting the Purim story to defame Jews

Iranian-Jewish activist: Iran is twisting the Purim story to defame Jews

Haman the Persian? Activist reflects on Jewish life in Iran, Mordechai & Esther's Tomb, and how the Purim story is being used against Jews.Karmel Melamed, 22/02/2021 11:58
A new blow to Iran's forgotten Jews

A new blow to Iran's forgotten Jews

Human rights group "3 Generations" should know better than to feature a journalist who denied oppression of Iran's Jews. Op-edDr. Rafael Medoff, 17/10/2020 23:30
Watch: Selichot in Iran

Watch: Selichot in Iran

Rabbi Yehuda Gerami, Chief Rabbi of Iran, posts footage of a Selichot prayer service at the synagogue in Isfahan.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 28/08/2020 21:03
Chief Rabbi of Iran speaks out

Chief Rabbi of Iran speaks out

Rabbi Yehuda Garami claims Iranian Jews have 'total freedom of religion'. 'Unlike in Europe, we don't need guards for our synagogues.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/06/2020 22:49
Iran's chief rabbi speaks out against Israel

Iran's chief rabbi speaks out against Israel

In interview on official Iranian television, chief rabbi of the Iranian Jewish community condemns "Zionism".Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/05/2020 01:00
Tomb of Mordechai and Esther reportedly set on fire

Tomb of Mordechai and Esther reportedly set on fire

Tomb of Mordechai and Esther, located in the Iranian city of Hamadan, reportedly set on fire. Jewish groups condemn.Elad Benari, Canada, 16/05/2020 00:09
Watch: Megillah reading at Tomb of Mordechai and Esther in Iran

Watch: Megillah reading at Tomb of Mordechai and Esther in Iran

The Chief Rabbi of Iran led a reading of the Scroll of Esther on the occasion of the Purim holiday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/03/2020 01:09
LA Iranian-Americans welcome dialogue with Trump administration official

LA Iranian-Americans welcome dialogue with Trump administration official

Trump administration's Brian Hook addresses Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Iranians in LA following elimination of Qassem Soleimani.Karmel Melamed, 29/01/2020 11:55
LA’s Iranian Jews enjoy first musical selichot performance

LA’s Iranian Jews enjoy first musical selichot performance

Watch: Hundreds of Iranian Jews in LA gather for special musical Selichot prayer service.Karmel Melamed, 04/10/2019 07:51
Iranian American Jewish Federation Saluted by ILAI Fund

Iranian American Jewish Federation Saluted by ILAI Fund

'Technology has given us the ability to provide a way for these special children to express their feelings.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/11/2018 20:36
'Happy Rosh Hashanah', tweets Iranian Foreign Minister

'Happy Rosh Hashanah', tweets Iranian Foreign Minister

Mohammad Javad Zarif takes to Twitter to wish the Jewish people a Happy New Year, includes photos from Iran synagogue.Elad Benari, Canada, 09/09/2018 20:07
Iran paves way for Jews to run in municipal election

Iran paves way for Jews to run in municipal election

Iranian authorities overturned ban implemented barring religious minorities from standing in municipal polls.Ben Ariel, 23/07/2018 06:43
Report: Vandals attack Iran synagogue, destroy Torah scrolls

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, 26/12/2017 00:06
Iranian Jewish lawmaker blasts Netanyahu

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, 15/03/2017 04:12
Iran, Holocaust, 'Septembers of Shiraz' — and me

Iran, 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, 16/06/2016 01:57
What is Life Like for Iranian Jewry?

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, 24/08/2015 18:01
Mossad: Three Missing Iranian Jews Were Murdered

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, 27/07/2015 14:11
Iranian Police Return Stolen Torah to Jews

Iranian Police Return Stolen Torah to Jews

'Invaluable' Torah scroll was among several ancient manuscripts which 'disappeared' from a synagogue in Shiraz; Jewish MP thanks police.Hillel Fendel, 22/02/2015 22:23
Iranian Chief Rabbi Bans Insulting Mohammed

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, 21/01/2015 16:04
Memorial Recognizes Iran's Jewish 'Martyrs'

Memorial Recognizes 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, 20/01/2015 13:14
Iran Unveils Monument to Jewish 'Martyrs'

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, 21/12/2014 08:04
Iranian Chief Rabbi Dies

Iranian Chief Rabbi Dies

Rabbi Yousef Hamadani Cohen, 98, dies of illness. What's next for Jews in Iran?AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/03/2014 18:11
Rouhani Donates Money to Jewish Hospital

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, 07/02/2014 03:45
Spotlight: From Iran to the IDF

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, 26/11/2013 11:28
Iranian Jews Protest in Favor of Nuclear Program

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, 20/11/2013 02:13
Expert Reveals Iran’s Fake Jewish Support

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, 16/10/2013 01:46
Tehran Jewish Leader to Obama: Carpe Diem

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, 13/10/2013 22:34
Iranian Jews Hope for Change with Rouhani

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, 26/09/2013 00:21
Iranian Jews Reject Invitation to Meet Rouhani

Iranian Jews 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, 24/09/2013 05:45
The Oven that Travelled from Iran to New York

The 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, 10/05/2013 01:16
24-Year-Old Jew Murdered in Iran

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, 03/01/2013 05:44
Jewish Woman Murdered in Iran by Muslim Radicals

Jewish Woman Murdered in Iran by Muslim Radicals

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, 29/11/2012 17:59