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The Resource Jews of Iran, produced by Greg Wilesmith for Australian Broadcasting Corporation, (electronic resource)

Jews of Iran, produced by Greg Wilesmith for Australian Broadcasting Corporation, (electronic resource)

Label
Jews of Iran
Title
Jews of Iran
Statement of responsibility
produced by Greg Wilesmith for Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Largely forgotten by the rest of the world, Iran is home to the largest Jewish population in the Middle East outside of Israel. After the revolution in 1979, a majority of the Jews fled, many to the United States, but 25,000 still remain. How are they faring? The film takes the viewer to a bazaar where Moses Baba runs the shop his grandfather started 95 year ago. He is the exception to the rule of keeping a low profile as he exuberantly invites visitors to have a glass of vodka (forbidden in Islamic Iran except to Jews). Behind closed doors, Jewish women discard the required head scarves and celebrate ceremonies such as circumcision. Occasionally an expatriate will return for a visit; we meet one who is seeking a Jewish bride who has not been exposed to the freedom that American girls enjoy. The Jewish community has become more devout since 1979 and there are 22 synagogues in Tehran. Despite periodic harassment the constitution protects Iran s Jews and they are even represented by one member in Parliament --a precarious position since the Parliament periodically calls for the destruction of Israel. Iran s Jews claim a lineage stretching back almost three thousand years to the Persian king Cyrus the Great who conquered Babylon and freed the Jewish slaves. The younger generation may yearn to go to America, but to the older Jews, Iran is in their blood
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wilesmith, Greg
Runtime
13
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Iran
Target audience
general
Label
Jews of Iran, produced by Greg Wilesmith for Australian Broadcasting Corporation, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1641391
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641391/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (13 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210051
  • (OCoLC)747796976
Video recording format
other
Label
Jews of Iran, produced by Greg Wilesmith for Australian Broadcasting Corporation, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1641391
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641391/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (13 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210051
  • (OCoLC)747796976
Video recording format
other

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