Monday, May 14, 2018
While many American Jews may not remember or even know who Elghanian was, to my community of Iranian Jews, he was a remarkable leader whose execution sparked a mass exodus of Jews from Iran. Elghanian’s brutal execution has left a painful scar in the hearts and minds of countless Jews who fled Iran after the current Islamic regime came to power. After more than 2,500 years of living in Iran, we Jews were suddenly and violently uprooted in massive numbers.
I didn't know about this.