Persian Jewry: A Precious History

Persian Jewish history, a vast store of prophets, poetry, music, languages, cuisine and traditions; unique to this fascinating group, who arose out of the biblical deserts and villages of Iran two millennia ago. Flung across the world as one of Judaism’s oldest diaspora communities, the Jews of Iran have forged a culture that was once Persian and Jewish. Led by Persian scholar, Alan Niku, we will examine how the knowledge of the past might inform the future of the second Diaspora of Iranian Jews in the U.S. and Israel and ponder how this precious heritage may be preserved.
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ALAN NIKU
We are fortunate to have filmmaker, writer and scholar of Mizrahi culture, Alan Niku, as our guide. Hailing from San Luis Obispo, California, Alan is a native speaker of the Persian language and and a student of related Jewish languages. Through deciphering Judeo-Persian manuscripts and recording community members’ stories, he seeks to educate the world about the underrepresented cultures of the Middle East.
  • EVENT CODE: TRIP-280 NEW!
  • EVENT TYPE: Events and Lectures
  • DATE: February 15
  • TIME: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • LOCATION: ONLINE, Montreal, Quebec
  • LANGUAGE: English
  • WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes
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