Esther's Children: A Portrait of Iranian Jews

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Houman Sarshar
I. B. Tauris, Limited, 2003 - Iran - 480 pages
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Since their liberation from Babylonian captivity by the Persian king Cyrus the Great in the 6th century B.C., the story of Iran's Jews has been a fascinating but little-known element of the patchwork history of the Middle East. Esther's Children covers every aspect of this ancient family of Jews, tracing it from the Achaemenid Empire to the diaspora of 1979.

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By far the most comprehensive written work in English about the Jews of Iran. Fantastic compendium of photos depicting the culture of Iranian Jews from various provinces since the turn of the Century to the present. Superb scholarly works by a diverse group of historians, philosophers, and scholars.  

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