Cycle of the Jewish Year in Iran
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The holiday customs of the Jews of Iran derive from the tenets of Jewish law and ancient Jewish practices, local Muslim traditions, and the influence of other Jewish communities. As long as the Jews of Iran prayed according to their own rites, the preservation of their ancient traditions was possible. From the end of the eighteenth century, print…

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Esther Shkalim, “Cycle of the Jewish Year in Iran”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 26 September 2018
First published online: 2010

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