The secret Jews of Mashad – virtual event

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The secret Jews of Mashad – virtual event

22 September 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Tuesday 22 September, 7:30 pm UK/ 2:30 pm ET/ 11:30 PT/ 9;30 pm Israel.

In 1839, the Jews of the holy city of Mashad in Persia were forced to convert to Islam. In secret, they tenaciously clung to Judaism. How did they do this? Dr Mehran Levy will present a potted history of the community, while descendants of Mashadi Jews, including Esther Amini, author of the acclaimed memoir Concealed, will discuss how their background has shaped them.

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22 September 2020
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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