Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World

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Women - Iran
(1,139 words)

Iranian Jews have lived in Iran for over 3000 years, adapting to different political and historical conditions.  While the traditional social structure is patrilocal and patrilateral, with young brides moving into the households of their husbands’ families, generalizations about the actual content of women’s lives must take into account the individual and regional variations which have characterized such a long cultural history.  That history today must be additionally broadened to include the emigrations from the late 19th century to the present, and especially the dem…

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Judith L. Goldstein, “Women - Iran”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 27 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_000577>
First published online: 2010
First print edition: ISBN: 978900417678, 4070

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