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  • The norm, not the exception

    4 days ago

    Last month, I was honored to be included on the Jewish Journal’s mensch list, and what’s more, I was featured on the cover. The headline read “Not a Typical Persian Girl,” a title I’ve been introduced with just as many times as “executive director.” As you read the artfully written...

  • Persian-Jewish filmmaker tackles love and money in ‘Shah Bob’

    By Avishay Artsy

    September 24, 2015 | 10:55 am

    The film “Shah Bob” opens with Bob (Reza Sixo Safai) waking up in bed next to a beautiful woman. When Bob’s father (Parviz Sayyad) calls to ask Bob to check on some tenants who haven’t been paying rent, we quickly learn three things about Bob: He’s 40, a swinging bachelor, and he...

  • Local Iranian-Americans respond to nuclear deal

    By Karmel Melamed

    July 15, 2015 | 9:40 am

    After the announcement July 14 that the United States and other world powers had reached an agreement with Iran that calls for limits on Iran’s nuclear program, Los Angeles-area Iranian Americans of various faiths expressed pessimism at the outcome and disappointment with the...

  • Persian Pursuasion

    By Michael Aushenker

    October 12, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    On any given weekday, Elat Market, the Pico-Robertson supermarket, is already a hub of hustle and bustle for the Persian community. So one can imagine the human traffic on the Friday morning before Yom Kippur - getting ready before Shabbat and yontiff. Standing outside the market on...