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  • Tehran cemetery Web site links local Persians to Iran

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Nearly four years ago, Shahram Farzan, an Iranian Jew living in Los Angeles, traveled to Tehran to have a hand-carved marble tombstone placed on his father's grave at the Jewish cemetery, which has been called "beheshtieh" by the city's Jewry for more than half a century. (The word...
  • The art of keeping a travel journal

    By Rolf Potts

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    I was going through some old boxes the other day when I found a beat up old notebook that contained a journal of my trip to the Philippines almost nine years ago. The journey had been my first to a tropical country, and thumbing through those wrinkled pages was like stepping into a...
  • In Defense of Jewish Husbands

    By Tom Tugend

    August 19, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    In early 1943, Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels decided to "avenge" the German defeat at Stalingrad by finally making Berlin completely "Judenrein."

    On Feb. 27, the Gestapo and SS rounded up the last 5,000 Jewish men, and some women, still living legally in the German...

  • Diaspora: A Photographer’s Quest

    By Gaby Wenig

    October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "My work was driven by a sense of imminent loss," writes Frédéric Brenner in the introduction to his new book, "Diaspora: Homelands in Exile." "Two thousand years of history were about to vanish. I felt a desire and a responsibility to document these permutations of survival in exile...