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  • European Jews, Iranian Jews and Exodus.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    January 28, 2015 | 11:26 am

    In the darkness of escalating anti-Semitism, so much has been written on why European Jews should leave.

    There is comfort in the familiar, even when abusive, even when painful.  It’s nearly impossible to understand the lure of wishing to stay oppressed.

    Yet, Exodus is the story...

  • je suis

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    January 9, 2015 | 8:04 am

    je suis

    these were the first words i uttered as a child

    in a french school, in a muslim country, in iran

    je suis afshine

    i left that land of kings, of poets, of miniature art, of silk

    je suis malade

    i forgot the language, escaped the country, because

    je suis kosher

  • Jewish leader ‘shocked’ French soccer team skipped Auschwitz

    June 13, 2012 | 9:51 am

    The president of the umbrella organization of France’s Jewish communities said it was “shocking” that France’s soccer team did not visit Auschwitz.

    The team is playing in the European championship, which is being held in Poland and Ukraine.

    The British, Italian, Dutch and...