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The Plight of the Iranian Jewish Divorcée

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/gina_nahai/article/the_plight_of_the_iranian_jewish_divorcee_20100106

A hundred years ago in Iran, my great-grandmother, Tavoos Khanum (later known as Mrs. Peacock), made history by becoming the first Jewish woman ever known to have left her husband. She had married him when she was 9 years old; he was two decades older.

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