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  • Australia’s oldest Jew dies at 110

    August 2, 2011 | 10:15 am

    Mary Rothstein, Australia’s oldest Jew, has died at age 110.

    Rothstein died Tuesday afternoon at an aged-care facility run by Jewish Care in Melbourne. 

    She was the second-oldest Australian and was believed to be the second-oldest Jew in the world after Evelyn Kozak of New York...

  • Oldest Jewish Immigrant From Iran Arrives in L.A.

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 25, 2009 | 4:45 am

    After living in Iran for more than a century, witnessing the rise and fall of three kings and the upheaval of an Islamic revolution 30 years ago, 102-year-old Heshmat Elyasian arrived in Los Angeles two months ago with her immediate family to become the oldest Jewish immigrant from...

  • Ancient Texts Could Unlock Persian Past

    By Karmel Melamed

    November 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    It took Iranian Jews in the United States nearly three decades in exile from the land their ancestors called home for 2,700 years to appreciate the rich history and culture preserved in their literature.

    Considered one of the oldest but least- studied Jewish writings in the world,...