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  • Being a light unto the Jews

    June 6, 2012 | 2:30 pm

    My father-in-law, Yaghoub Shofet, is a Persian Jew who was born and raised in Iran. He is from a rabbinic family. His father, and all his ancestors on his father’s side, were rabbis. His older brother, Chacham Yedidia Shofet, was the Chief Rabbi of Iran during the reign of the...

  • Iranian Jews uneasy on Obama’s offer to ‘engage’ Iran

    By Karmel Melamed

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm


    Candidates Obama and Clinton 'debate' Iran. April 16


    With Iran a hot topic in the U.S. presidential race this year, the candidates' foreign policy statements are being examined closely by everyone, not least the Iranian Jewish community. Comments by Democratic frontrunner Sen. Barack...