Rouhani accommodates Iran’s Jewish students — Al Monitor com

Thanks to the government of President Hassan Rouhani, as of Feb. 4, Jewish students officially no longer have to attend school on the Sabbath. This is an important step by the Rouhani administration to welcome Iranian Jews.

 

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Homayoun Sameyah Najaf Abadi, head of Iran’s 8,500-strong Jewish community, poses in front of a new memorial for Iran’s Jewish people at the Beheshtieh Jewish cemetery in southern Tehran, Jan. 9, 2015. (photo by Getty Images/Behrouz Mehri)

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This new development to recognize Sabbath comes on the heels of other positive and respectful steps taken by the Rouhani administration toward Iran’s Jewish community, which according to the 2006 census numbered around 9,252. It is believed that their numbers have decreased since then, due to emigration.

Another important step was taken in December 2014 by the Rouhani government when a memorial honoring Iran’s fallen Jewish soldiers in the Iran-Iraq war was unveiled.

This is in addition to $400,000 donated by the Rouhani government to Tehran’s sole Jewish charity hospital in February 2014.

 

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