Nov 14

Between Iran and Zion

Austin, Texas

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Temple Beth Shalom
Lior B. Sternfeld, Ph.D.
Social Historian of the Modern Middle East
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
7:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Temple Beth Shalom
7200 Hart Lane
Austin, Texas 78731

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Iran is home to the largest Jewish population in the Middle East outside Israel. At its peak in the twentieth century, the population numbered around 100,000; today about 25,000 Jews live there. Dr. Lior Sternfeld’s book Between Iran and Zion offers the first history of this vibrant community over the course of the last centur—from the 1905 Constitution Revolution through the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Over this period, Iranian Jews grew from a peripheral community into a prominent one that has made clear impacts on daily life in Iran. A highly published author, Dr. Sternfeld studied Middle East Studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) for both his undergraduate and master’s degrees; he completed his Ph.D. in history at the University of Texas, Austin. Presently he is assistant professor in history at Penn State University.