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Moreh, Esther
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Esther Moreh (née Moradoff) was born on March 5, 1930, to an Iranian family in London, England, that returned to Iran when she was two. She first engaged in Zionist activities at the age of twelve when she became a member of the Ḥalutz Youth Organization. In 1947, at seventeen, she joined her mother and eight other Jewish women in Tehran in founding the Sāzmān-i Bānovān-i Yahūd-i Īrān (Iranian Jewish Women’s Organization), which became the country’s most active Jewish organization after Anjuman-i Kalīmīān-i Īrān (Association of Iranian Jews), and one of its most innovative wom…

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Haideh Sahim, “Moreh, Esther”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 16 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_000712>
First published online: 2014

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