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A fascinating look at the lives, culture, and religious and ritual observance of three generations of Iranian Jewish women in the United States.
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Saba Soomekh is Assistant Director of the Jewish Studies Program at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.Review:
“...an astute anthropological study.” ― Lilith
“...Soomekh’s study offers some valuable insight into the history, culture, and society of a sometimes insular and somewhat inscrutable segment of Los Angeles’s contemporary Jewish community ... a sound and accessible study.” ― H-Net Reviews (H-Judaic)
“Soomekh traces the innovation and maintenance of being Jewish in From the Shahs to Los Angeles, providing a valuable contribution for study and a story on immigrant communities in the U.S. that’s accessible to the reader outside the insular community of Iranian Jews in Los Angeles.” ― Portland Book Review
“As many as 40,000 Iranian Jews live in the Los Angeles area ... Saba Soomekh, an Iranian-born member of this community, has written an informative profile of the three generations of women in this community ... As an insider, Soomekh has a unique perspective on these three generations on the basis of her own experience, her background research, and interviews with members of each generation.” ― Jewish Book Council
“...Saba Soomekh draws a compelling ethnographic portrait of what life was and is for [Jews] in Iran and the United States.” ― Canadian Jewish News
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Book Description State Univ of New York Pr, 2012. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111438443838
Book Description SUNY Press, 2012. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1438443838