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An Irreplaceable Legacy


June 4, 2013 | 5:10 pm

Late Senator Frank Lautenberg at a Holocaust memorial ceremony in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in May 2008.

Most Iranian-American Jews would not recognize the name Frank Lautenberg. But they should.

Senator Lautenberg was the Senate's oldest member, its last-surviving WWII veteran, a staunch... read on

  • To Dock or Not to Dock


    April 11, 2013 | 7:36 pm

    Many odious entities enter Los Angeles every day--smog, D-list celebrities, hipsters from the East Coast that have had enough of the cold--but one such group is particularly disturbing: it is the host of ships that frequently enters the ports of Iran to conduct business with the... read on

  • Sticks and stones may break my bones, but those green onions scars will eventually heal

    by Tabby Davoodi

    March 22, 2013 | 2:29 pm

    Growing up Iranian Jewish in LA, our Passover Seders were like long, annoying road trips, where instead of the kids asking, "Are we there yet?", our parents were subjected to repeated questions about the order of the Seder:

    After the first cup of wine:
    Is it Dayenu time yet??

    ... read on
  • House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce Meets with Iranian-American Jewish Leadership in Los Angeles

    by Oron Maher and Sam Yebri

    February 26, 2013 | 6:01 pm

    U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R), currently serving his eleventh term in Congress representing Southern California’s 39th District, attended an intimate meeting with political, community, and business leaders from Los Angeles’ Iranian-American Jewish community on February 19th, to... read on

  • Why I Vote

    By: Michael Yadegaran

    October 16, 2012 | 3:52 pm

    November 6th will be a special day for me. It is, of course, Election Day. The next President of the United States will be chosen and hundreds of local, state, and federal legislative positions will be filled. Yet none of this is what will make me immensely proud to be an American... read on

  • Song and Remembrance, 30 Years After

    By Tabby Davoodi

    October 8, 2012 | 3:29 pm

    The last time I saw my grandmother alive, she was sitting in a wheelchair at an elder care hospital in Israel. She wore a little silk scarf over her hair and spoke to me in a perfect mix of Persian, French, and broken Hebrew. My grandmother's first name was Iran. Yet she lived in... read on