Jewish Journal

Shabbat and Shabbox, Persian Style

Tabby Davoodi

2 weeks ago

About one month ago, over twenty Iranian-American Jews gathered together for Shabbat dinner.

I'll admit that there's nothing extraordinary about this statement. Iranian Jews in America... read on

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    Tabby Davoodi

    April 30, 2014 | 3:03 pm

    Iranian Jews in America need to meet Holocaust survivors. We need to stand in their company, hold their hands in ours, listen carefully to their words, and humbly thank them for sharing memories from the darkest points in their lives.

    On Sunday, Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom... read on

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    TEL AVIV--When I was a kid in post-Revolutionary Iran, we were subjected to repeating a variety of hateful chants in school against the U.S. and Israel, most notably, "Death to America!" and "Death to the Zionists!" When a few of us began expressing concern to our teachers and... read on

  • An Irreplaceable Legacy

    by 30 YEARS AFTER

    June 4, 2013 | 5:10 pm

    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 advocate of Israel, and personally responsible for the entry of thousands of Jews from the... read on

  • To Dock or Not to Dock


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    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

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    by Tabby Davoodi

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    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

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