Once Maligned, Iran's Jews Find Greater Acceptance

November 26, 2014 8:28 AM

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Once Maligned, Iran's Jews Find Greater Acceptance

More than a thousand people trekked across Iran this past week to visit a shrine in this ancient Persian city, a pilgrimage like many others in the Islamic Republic ? until you notice men there wearing yarmulkes.

Iran, a home for Jews for more than 3,000 years, has the Middle East's largest Jewish population outside of Israel, a perennial foe of the country. But while Iran's Jews in recent years had their faith continually criticized by the country's previous governments, they've found new acceptance under m...

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