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Oldest Jewish immigrant from Iran has an incredible story

By Karmel Melamed

March 30, 2009 | 1:52 am

(left to right; new Iranian Jewish immigrant Manouchehr Tabari and his 102-year-old mother Heshmat Elyasian, photo by Karmel Melamed)

It’s not often I get the opportunity to chat with an individual in the Iranian Jewish community who has personally witnessed a century of our community’s existence in Iran, but I had... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Karmel Melamed is an internationally-published freelance journalist based in Southern California.

Since 2000, Melamed has specialized in covering the growing influential...

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