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Tomb Of Hafez, Shiraz

Amir Chakhmaq Square, Yazd

Jews

The Iranian Jewish community is one of the oldest in the world, having descended from Jews who remained in the region following the Babylonian captivity under Cyrus the Great. For many centuries, a large and flourishing Jewish community existed in Isfahan. In fact, Isfahan itself came into being when the town of Yahudiyeh (“Jewish city”), merged with Jay. Over the centuries, the Jews of Iran became physically, culturally, and linguistically indistinguishable from the non-Jewish population. They are predominantly urban and by the 1970s were concentrated in Tehran, Isfahan and Shiraz. The constitution of 1979 recognizes the Jews as an official religious minority and accords them the right to elect a representative to the Majles. Among the most important Jewish shrines in Iran are Esther and Mordecai in Hamadan and Prophet Daniel in Susa.


Refrence(s):

- Beheshti, Oksana (2003). Travel guide to Isfahan, Kashan and more. Iran. Tehran. Rozaneh publication.

 

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