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  • Iranian Jews Establish New Downtown L.A. Synagogue

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 10, 2007 | 5:35 pm



    By Karmel Melamed
    07/07/06

    With a new Torah in their arms, about 100 local Iranian Jewish businessmen sang Hebrew songs and danced down a busy street in downtown Los Angeles’s garment district June 13 to celebrate the official opening of a new synagogue, where many Iranians... read on

  • New Found Freedom For Immigrant Iranian Jewish Artist

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 10, 2007 | 5:05 pm




    By Karmel Melamed
    08/11/06

    She has won international art competitions, sold her works around the globe, and even had her pieces displayed in renowned galleries around the world, yet nothing has been more gratifying to Iranian Jewish artist Krista Nassi than experiencing the... read on

  • Iran’s Jewish Legislator Criticized During L.A. Appearance

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 10, 2007 | 11:49 am


    By Karmel Melamed
    12/15/06

    Local Iranian Jewish activists in Southern California criticized the December 4th town hall speaking event at the Iranian American Jewish Federation (IAJF) synagogue in West Hollywood that welcomed Maurice Motamed, the current and only Jewish... read on

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  • Iranian Jews Sue Former Iranian President Khatami

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 10, 2007 | 11:33 am


    By Karmel Melamed
    9/22/06

    In a rare display of unity, a variety of groups within the local Persian Jewish community have joined to voice support for a lawsuit filed against former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami on Sept. 9 by seven Persian Jewish families in Los Angeles and... read on

  • Mediator Making Peace Between Iranian Jews

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 10, 2007 | 11:15 am


    By Karmel Melamed
    12/29/06

    With Los Angeles County being named among one of the most litigious areas in the country by the American Bar Association for the past several years and lawsuits being more commonplace nowadays, its not often you find anyone willing to help parties revolve... read on

  • EXCLUSIVE: Wife of Kidnapped Israeli Soldier Speaks Out

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 10, 2007 | 10:50 am


    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
    By Karmel Melamed
    10/18/06

    Her eyes filled with her tears and her voice echoed with pain as Karnit Goldwasser, wife of kidnapped Israeli soldier Ehud Goldwasser, sat down with me during her visit to Los Angeles last month to shed light on the captivity of her... read on

  • Iranian Jews Adopt Agreement to Avoid Future Agunot

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 8, 2007 | 11:14 pm

    by Karmel Melamed
    07/14/06

    Rachel R. endured three years of humiliation while seeking a civil divorce from her physically abusive husband in Iran during the late 1980s. Since he had fled their native country, the Islamic regime required her to place ads in newspapers in order to... read on

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