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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Molok Shamshiri, an Iranian-Israeli restaurant cook, left Iran in 1964. 

Iranian Israelis worried by talk of war

By Ben Lynfield, JTAPublished April 18, 2012

TEL AVIV—Avi Nobel lived in Tehran and is sure the Iranian people want peace.  “There are a lot of poor people there and what they want is food and to work, not a nuclear bomb,” says Nobel, a spice seller here whose goods include some imported...

Corinne Darvish says Persian Passover seders bring a level of fun that many non-Sephardic Jews seem to enjoy.

Dayenu ‘warfare’ is Persian seder tradition

CORINNE N. DARVISH, Special to the Jewish LightPublished April 4, 2012

When I tell people how my Persian family celebrates Passover, many people tell me that they want to be Sephardic.  I don’t know that we’ll be able to swing the rice and legumes, but as far as I know, there are no prohibitions on green onions. During...

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