Jewish Journal

What I learned on Kibbutz Kfar Menachem

by Gina Nahai

November 4, 2015 | 9:46 am

A group of Polish Jewish children (known as the "Tehran Children"), who arrived in Palestine via Iran, at the Mikveh Israel agricultural village. February or March 1943. Photo from the USHMM

You forget, you know, that there are other ways to live. Other than the daily pursuit of “more,” the constant reaching for... read full article

  • Speaking of the mullahs in Iran

    by Gina Nahai

    August 26, 2015 | 3:12 pm

    Before she started to fight mullahs, Shirin Ebadi, the Iranian human rights lawyer of Nobel fame, spent a good deal of time advocating for them. This...

  • What it’s like to be an Iranian Jew

    by Gina Nahai

    August 12, 2015 | 10:36 am

    Time was, you could claim to be a patriotic Iranian, a supporter of Israel and a lover of the United States all at once and be believed by most...

  • Marriage: What’s in a promise?

    by Gina Nahai

    July 1, 2015 | 11:59 am

    The week after my parents’ wedding, at the swanky Officers’ Club in downtown Tehran, another Jewish couple were married in the same ballroom, by the...

  • And Still It Moves

    by Gina Nahai

    April 30, 2015 | 9:22 am

    The little train station in Great Neck, N.Y., looks exactly the same as it did in 1973. There’s the narrow driveway in front where cars await incoming...

  • The Jew, the Copt and the Yazidi

    by Gina Nahai

    March 4, 2015 | 11:30 am

    I’ll get to those three in a minute but first, let me tell you what a Muslim friend said to me a couple of months ago. He’s an Iranian-born reporter who...

  • Every nation is many nations

    by Gina Nahai

    February 4, 2015 | 11:38 am

    I’m sitting with three other people in a narrow booth in a bustling cafe in Manhattan. It’s the week of snowstorms and icy weather that most Angelenos...

  • From Tehran to Tel Aviv

    by Gina Nahai

    November 12, 2014 | 9:47 am

    So there we were, two Israelis, an Iranian Jew and an Iranian Muslim, all writers, sitting on a stage at the New York Public Library’s Stephen A....

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