Iran’s Jewish community in Esfahan: We ‘feel at home’

March 17, 2015by Brenda

Updated 12:13 PM ET, Wed March 11, 2015


Esfahan, Iran (CNN)If you’re looking for the Jewish community in the Iranian town of Esfahan, you won’t have to search for long.

The main synagogue is on Palestine Square, right in the heart of Iran’s third largest city. There are public prayers several times a day — sometimes with more than a hundred people in attendance.

The Jewish community in Iran does not hide its heritage. At the synagogue, Michael Malakon leads the prayer service. He says he is proud of his Jewish identity. … Continued 

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