talk iran

A Conversation with Lior Sternfeld

January 06, 2019 Season 1 Episode 18
talk iran
A Conversation with Lior Sternfeld
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talk iran
A Conversation with Lior Sternfeld
Jan 06, 2019 Season 1 Episode 18
Saman Askari
This is a conversation about the Iranian Jewish population with an expert on the subject.
Show Notes

In this episode, I speak with Lior Sternfeld, a social historian of the modern Middle East with a particular interest in the histories of the Jewish populations of the region. Lior and I talk about the 2,700-year history of the Iranian Jewish population focusing mostly on the 20th century and the misperceptions of the lives of Jews in Iran. We further talk about how Iranian Jews became a prominent community within Iran during the course of the 20th century, whether Iranian Jews identify primarily as Jewish or Iranian, the difference between the Jewish communities of Iran and of other Middle Eastern countries, the status of Jews under the Islamic Republic, the Iranian Jewish community in Israel and the United States and other related topics.



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