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My Heart Is In The East, But I Am In The West: The Iranian Jewish Experience

Join the BZD and award-winning Iranian American Jewish writer Tabby Refael for an extraordinary journey into the heart of the Iranian Jewish experience!

Travel back in time to ancient Persia, nearly three millennia ago, where the captivating tale of the Iranian Jewish community first began. With eloquence and depth, Tabby Refael will illuminate the community’s journey through the ages, navigating through centuries of resilience amid the challenges of Muslim antisemitism.

Explore the remarkable 20th-century transformation of this vibrant community, witnessing its resilience and flourishing amidst adversities. However, the tides of history took a significant turn with the 1979 Iranian [Islamic] Revolution, forever altering the course of the community and leading to a diaspora that extended across the globe.

Join us for this enthralling presentation, where Tabby Refael will skillfully narrate the triumphs and tribulations that have shaped the lives of Iranian Jews over the centuries. Through her poignant words, you will gain a profound understanding of their cultural richness, traditions, and the indomitable spirit that binds them together.

This virtual tour promises to be an enlightening and emotionally engaging experience, connecting us with a heritage that spans thousands of years. Be part of this unforgettable exploration and celebrate the legacy of the Iranian Jewish community.

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Sep 05 2023


11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Sep 05 2023
  • Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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