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