Shadows: The Story of Iranian Jews
November 17, 2013 -
April 27, 2014
This exhibition tells the rich and complex history of one of the
world's oldest Jewish communities, which dates back nearly 2,700 years.
From the 16th century, Iran was ruled according to strict Shiite
Islamic doctrine, and the lives of Jews were marked by periods of
persecution and legal prohibition as well as by outstanding creative
and intellectual achievements. Archaeological artifacts, illuminated
manuscripts, Judaica, textiles, musical instruments, paintings,
photographs, videos, and more highlight the complex and fascinating
story of Iranian Jews and the beauty of Judeo-Persian traditions.
exhibition was created and organized by Beit Hatfutsot--The Museum of
the Jewish People, Tel Aviv, Israel. Co-presented with the Center for
Jewish History, in cooperation with the American Sephardi Federation. .
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19th century (?). Collection of Miriam Kove, New York.