Iran biggest friend of Jewish people

Iran hosts one of the longest-established Jewish communities; Iranian Jews have been living in the country since 2,700 years ago.

Isfahan (IMNA) -Jewish leaders estimate that there are about 12,000 and 15,000 Jews live in Iran, making Iran’s the second-largest Jewish population in the Middle East after Israel. 

During the reign of Shah Abbas, Jews were encouraged to settle in Isfahan, which was considered a new capital for Jews. Now Isfahan is one of the main Jewish communities in Iran. There are approximately 60 synagogues across Iran from which 10 are in Isfahan.

Most Esfahan's Jews are involved in business and they have made a peaceful relationship with their Muslim counterparts. They are respected and trusted for their expertise and fair dealings in business.

Perdian Jews are respected in Iran and often enjoy extra social freedoms; they have all the facilities needed for their rituals, and they can do their prayers very freely. Actually we can say "Iran is the biggest friend of the Jewish people" as Siamak Moreh Sedgh, the Jewish representative in the country told to USA today.