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...
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LGBT Persian Jews live in changing times
Iranian Americans celebrate Nowruz at California State Assembly
A camp with a big heart
Congress members request funding for U.S.-Israel energy and water development
Skills-focused camp program takes summer to the ‘Max’
June 27, 2012 | 2:49 pm
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...
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...