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  • Jews stood up to the U.S. government 40 years ago, and should again on Iran

    July 29, 2015 | 10:21 am

    These days, like many Israelis and American Jews, I find myself in a precarious and painful situation. Those of us who believe that the nuclear agreement just signed between world powers and Iran is dangerously misguided are now compelled to criticize Israel’s best friend and ally,...

  • John and Paul, still alive

    By David Suissa

    June 27, 2012 | 2:49 pm

    Last week, I started writing a column about John Sullivan, a former drug and alcohol addict who restarted his life, thanks to Beit T’Shuvah. But then I got interrupted by another great story, in a documentary called “Paul Williams: Still Alive,” directed by my friend Steve...

  • 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...

  • Purple Eyes

    By Gina Nahai

    March 30, 2011 | 11:01 am

    It’s four o’clock in the afternoon, and I’m walking down a busy sidewalk in an upscale neighborhood in Tehran. My mother and her friend have picked me up from school and driven me here without saying what we’re going to do or why we can’t stop at home first so I can change...