OF IRAN, one of the oldest Jewish populations in the Diaspora. 


This entry will be divided into the following sub-entries:

i. Introduction.

ii. The Achaemenid period.

iii. The Parthian and Sasanian periods.

iv. Medieval to the late 18th century.

v.Qajar period:   (1) Communities.   (2) Conversion.

vi. The Pahlavi Era (1925-79).

vii. The Islamic Republic.

viii. Judeo-Persian language.

ix. Judeo-Persian literature.

x. Judeo-Persian jargon (Luterāʾi).

xi. Contribution to Persian music :   (1) A general survey.   (2) Specific topics.

xii. Persian Contribution to Judaism.

(Multiple Authors)

Originally Published: June 15, 2009

Last Updated: April 17, 2012

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