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  • LGBT Persian Jews live in changing times

    By Ryan Torok

    17 hours ago

    Although attitudes are becoming increasingly accepting toward homosexuality in the Jewish community, prejudices remain in the typically more conservative Persian community. To help bridge the gap, JQ International — a nonprofit, Los Angeles-based organization dedicated to...

  • Iranian Americans celebrate Nowruz at California State Assembly

    By Karmel Melamed

    18 hours ago

    More than 50 Iranian-American community leaders, businessmen and artists of various faiths from across California gathered March 16 at the State Assembly in Sacramento to celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year. 

    The festivities were part of an Assembly resolution that was passed...

  • Happy Nowruz from A Mystical Persian Jew.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    1 week ago

    “We plan and God Laughs,” they say.
    Remember Sarah?
    Sometimes God plans and we laugh.


    Today,
    As a Persian Jew,
    Celebrating Nowruz,
    In the USA- far from Iran,
    On the eve of the holiest day- Shabbat,
    Alongside Muslim sisters and brothers,
    In a blessed, lush, Christian...

  • Obama appeals directly to Iranian people in holiday message [VIDEO]

    March 20, 2012 | 10:42 am

    President Obama in his message for the Persian New Year appealed directly to the Iranian people’s aspirations for freedom.

    “I want the Iranian people to know that America seeks a dialogue to hear your views and understand your aspirations,” Obama said in his message for Nowruz, the...

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