Roya Hakakian is the author of two books of poetry in Persian. Her memoir of growing up Jewish in post-revolutionary Iran, Journey from the Land of No, received, among others, Elle Magazine Readers’ Choice Award.

Why They Stay

The horror and hope undergirding Jewish life in post-Revolution Iran


How Iran Kept Its Jews

Early in his reign, the ayatollah received a secret visit from six Jews—a visit that may have saved thousands


Rooting for the Women Fighting ISIS in Syria

But defeating the brutal jihadist group will require international assistance


Smelly Little Orthodoxies of Iran’s Left

The anti-Israelism and anti-Semitism of Iranian intellectuals is especially troubling for one former comrade

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