This article describes how the Meshhadi Jews of Iran had to observe their Judaism in secret. It was only when they
moved to Israel and could practice their religion freely that they felt a sense of redemption. Through thinking
about aspects of Judaism that are most important to them, engaging in a simulation of conditions for Meshhadi Jews
in Iran, and reading about the Meshhadi Jews, students will try to imagine a life in which they would have to forfeit or
hide who they are and what they do.
An excellent lesson in a unit on Jews Around the World or in preparation for Pesach.
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