Iran and Iraq: Demography beyond the Jewish Past

By Sergio DellaPergola

Association for Jewish Studies (AJS), Fall 2010

Both Iraq and Iran hosted ancient and large Jewish populations. The large communities in the broad area encompassing both countries offered paramount contributions to the development of global Jewish civilization in various and different ways and for a while served as the Jewish spiritual and cultural capital center. Some of these influences spanning more than 2,500 years still remain among the pillars of contemporary Jewish religious, social, and historical identity. To some extent, the Jewish presence long preceded the definitive cultural consolidation of the host societies.

Topic: Persian Jews, History, Immigration, Statehood, Demography, Iran

Name of Publication: AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies

Editor: Bunzl, Matti , Havrelock, Rachel

Volume/Issue: Fall 2010

Page Number(s): 6-7

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Asia , Iran , Iraq , Israel , Middle East , United States

Language: English

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DellaPergola, Sergio. Iran and Iraq: Demography beyond the Jewish Past. AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies. Association for Jewish Studies (AJS). Fall 2010: 6-7. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=11992


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