The Septembers of Shiraz Resources

Reading Guides

   Discussion Questions from the Jewish Community Library

   Reading Guide from HarperCollins

   Reading Guide from LitLovers

   Reading Guide from the Religion Action Center of Reform Judaism

Selected Reviews and Articles

      Iran, the Holocaust, ‘Septembers of Shiraz’ — and Me by Curt Schleier, JTA, June 15, 2016

      Review by Tova Mirvis, The Jewish Reader, October 2009

     Transcribed interview with Dalia Sofer at Columbia University, March 3, 2009

      Review by Claire Messud, New York Times, August 5, 2007

      Review by Rebecca Milzoff, Forward, August 24, 2007

      Review by Caroline Miller, The Guardian, September 19, 2008

      Review by Alan Cheuse, Chicago Tribune, August 11, 2007

      Review by Paula Lubin, Jewish Book Council

Septembers of Shiraz-related Multimedia

      Video: “The Septembers of Shiraz: A Historic Look at the Iranian Revolution” (6 min.)

Selected Articles on Iranian Jews

      Bibliography on Persian Jewry from the Jewish Community Library

     The Iranian Revolution Still Haunts Its Jewish Survivors by E. Gheytanchi, Forward, May 8, 2018

      I Want to Die in My Homeland': Why Some Iranian Jews Stay by Majid Rafizadeh, Tablet, June 29, 2017

      My Ashkenazi Eyes Get a Rare Glimpse into Jewish Iran by Ron Lezell in J, the Jewish News of Northern California, March 22, 2017

     How Iranian Jews Are Responding to Trump's Refugee Ban by David Wolpe, The Atlantic, Jan 31, 2017

      How Iran’s Jews Survive in Mullahs’ World by Larry Cohler-Esses, The Forward, August 18, 2015

      How Jew-Friendly Persia Became Anti-Semitic Iran by Robert S. Greenberger, Moment Magazine, June 14, 2013

      Iran's Jews: Tolerance or Veiled Persecution? by Kobi Nahshoni, Ynet News, March 27, 2013

      Days of Darkness, Days of Light: The Unknown Story of Iran's Jews with Dr. Houman Sarshar in Reform Judaism

      The Jewish Community in Shiraz, from Beit Hatfutsot The Museum of the Jewish People