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  • Saba Soomekh discusses the hybrid identity of Iranian Jews in L.A.

    December 11, 2014 | 12:55 pm

    Saba Soomekh held up her book, “From the Shahs to Los Angeles: Three Generations of Iranian Jewish Women Between Religion and Culture,” revealing the image of a child bride on the cover. 

    It was her then-10-year-old great-grandmother on her wedding day.

    Speaking to a group of...

  • Young Iranian-Jews discuss taboo topics at UCLA

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 13, 2013 | 8:00 am

    Nearly 300 young Iranian Jews packed UCLA’s Fowler Museum auditorium on March 7 for a discussion featuring five prominent young Iranian-Jewish professionals openly discussing topics considered to be taboo within their community. The gathering was historic not only because young...