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Mashhad is the capital city of the province of Khorasan in northeast Iran and one of the most important holy places of Shi’ite Islam. On an initiative of the Persian ruler Nādir Shāh, several Jewish families settled there in the mid-18th century and established a prospering community, which first became a victim of a violent assault and then of a forced conversion to Islam in 1839. However, the Jews in…

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Nissimi, Hilda, “Mashhad”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 10 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0518>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20210312

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