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Revolutionary Jews: The Politicization of the Iranian Jewish Communities in the Twentieth Century
Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 04:00pm - 05:30pm
Contact Martine Adams
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In March 1978 a revolutionary group won the elections for the leadership of the Jewish community in Iran. This newly elected leadership hoped to show the support of the community to the mass movement that led to the 1979 revolution, by forming alliances with leaders and active participation in revolutionary operations. From that moment, Jews participated in demonstrations in growing numbers and published newspapers and pamphlets aimed to recruit more members to this movement. This talk will analyze the social and political transformation Iranian Jews had undergone in the second half of the twentieth century and led to an increasing role Jews played in the political parties.

Martine Adams

Reception immediately followed by a talk with Lior Sternfeld, Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies, Penn State

Cosponsored with the Department of Jewish Studies

Location: Academic Building West, Room 6051, College Avenue Campus