Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World

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1. 634-1500

The social and cultural history of the Jews in medieval Iran (Persia) mis over a millennium long (ca. 636–1736) and accounts only for about a third of this community’s ancient sojourn in Iran, commonly believed to have begun in 586 B.C.E., when Nebuchadnezzar’s destruction of the First Temple in Jerusalem brought about the exile of most of the Jews o…

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Vera B. Moreen, David Yeroushalmi and David Menashri, “Iran/Persia”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 25 January 2021
First published online: 2010

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