PHOTO GALLERY: Iranian Jews pray at synagogue on Palestine Street in Tehran

Upwards of 20,000 Jews live in the Islamic Republic of Iran today.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
December 25, 2015 22:57

Iranian Jews pray at the Abrishami synagogue on Palestine Street in Tehran. (photo credit: REUTERS)

Upwards of 20,000 Jews live in the Islamic Republic of Iran today.

The remnant of this ancient community continues to practice Judaism, and while the bulk of Persian Jewry fled the country to take up residence in mostly Israel and the United States following the Islamic Revolution, the Jews of Iran maintain that they are permitted freedom of worship by the authorities.

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Most Iranian Jews live in the capital, Tehran. According to Wikipedia, the city has 11 functioning synagogues, two kosher restaurants, and one Jewish cemetery.



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