Persian Jewry Category

Quick hit: Fatemeh Fakhraie over at Racialicious does a great job analyzing W magazine‘s big article on Persian Jews in Los Angeles. The first commenter sums it up well: On one hand, it’s nice to see some acknowledgment that non-Ashkenazi Jews and Jews of color exist. On the other, a representation that just plays on […]

My Life as an American Persian Jew

In: Arts and Culture, Persian Jewry

A short documentary I stumbled upon that explores Persian culture and Jewish beliefs while growing up in Los Angeles. I hear stories similar to this all the time, stories of people’s journeys to understand where they come from, who they are, who their families are, and how that impacts their lives today. I hear people […]

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