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  • Cohan’s new book on Hacham Yedidia Shofet well received by L.A.‘s Iranian Jews

    By Karmel Melamed

    June 21, 2010 | 11:20 pm

    Professor Goel Cohan is perhaps one of the Iranian Jewish community’s few distinguished and respected writers and historians, having authored countless articles and to date three Persian language books about the lives of Iranian Jewry in the early part of the 20th century. I caught...

  • Iranian Community Mourns Its ‘Anchor’

    By Karmel Melamed

    September 22, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    More than 2,000 mourners packed the Nessah Cultural Center in Beverly Hills this summer to bid farewell to Hacham Yedidia Shofet. During the funeral, the powerful sound of the shofar blended with the recorded voice of Shofet, who at his own request, led a prayer at his funeral. His...

  • Iranian Jewish Spiritual Icon Dies

    By Karmel Melamed

    June 30, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Hacham Yedidia Shofet, a spiritual icon for Persian Jews both in Iran and the United States died last week at 96 in Los Angeles.

    In Iran, Shofet served both as a religious leader and as the liaison representing Iran's Jewish community before the Shah's government. Shofet joined the...