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.

December 25, 2015 22:57

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


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

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.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

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

Related Content

Film producer Harvey Weinstein arrives for his arraignment at Manhattan Criminal Court in New York,
August 14, 2018
Harvey Weinstein must face British actress's sex trafficking lawsuit