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Culture Fix: Saba Soomekh on Mashhadi Jews

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The Jews of Mashhad, Iran, were forced to convert to Islam, yet they secretly maintained their Jewish faith. Join professor Saba Soomekh, assistant director of the Jewish Studies Program at Loyola Marymount University, at this thirty-minute talk inside Light and Shadows: the Story of Iranian Jews as she discusses this crypto-Jewish community and their diaspora in America.

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