While Iranian Jewish men are free to explore their sexuality, women are expected to settle down.
FORWARD EXCLUSIVE: Larry Cohler-Esses traveled to Iran on the first journalism visa granted to a Jewish publication since 1979. What he found is a country on the brink of change — but the final outcome remains uncertain.
Gina Nahai explains how a massive influx of Iranian Jews 35 years ago changed Los Angeles forever — and made the Ashkenazi establishment anything but happy.
Caught between strong feelings for their homeland and Israel, Iranian Jews in Los Angeles worry about the threat of war to stop Iran’s nuclear program.
A campaign to convince Iran’s 25,000 Jews to flee the country has stalled, with most opting to stay in their native homeland despite President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Holocaust denial and anti-Israeli speeches.
Before the red-carpet fanfare of the Emmy Awards proper, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences customarily honors the behind-the-scenes toilers who make television programming look and sound as it should. At this year’s technical awards ceremony, history was made when Lila Yomtoob, a sound editor on the HBO documentary “Baghdad ER,” became the first Iranian Jew to win an Emmy.