". . . Watching the first legal gay marriage in Los Angeles . . . between two Jewish women, with their rabbi and their Jewish lawyer, fills me with extraordinary pride as a Jew . . ."
" . . . The deceased is gone. Yet the living . . . [are] left sinning, hurting, reeling, and lost. I only hope and pray that our people can find ourselves again, and learn from this. It is time to stop, and put an end to this vicious cycle. . . . ."
Bianca Khalili's death is just one of the recent incidents of community distress that have left many local Iranian Jews speculating among themselves, unsure of how to address violence
The most important thing I can say to all my Persian friends is that before we are anything, we are all Jews. What binds us together is not just our humanity, but the collective Jewish identity we forged at Sinai some 3,300 years ago.
Local Iranian Jewish community leaders recent incidents of violence among and the taboo on discussing the topic.