Lior Sternfeld joins the podcast to discuss his book Between Iran and Zion: Jewish Histories of Twentieth-Century Iran and the big-picture issues it raises about the history of Iran, the history of the Jews in the Middle East, and Jewish history as a whole.
Listen in for our conversation about how we can conceptualize the history of Iranian Jews through the ways Jews were a part of the broader culture and history of the country and the region.
Lior Sternfeld is an assistant professor of history and Jewish Studies at Pennsylvania State University. He is a social historian of the modern Middle East with particular interests in the histories of the Jewish people and other minorities of the region.
- Purchase Between Iran and Zion: Jewish Histories of Twentieth-Century Iran from Stanford University Press (use code STERNFELD20 for a 20% discount)
- Read an excerpt from the introduction of Between Iran and Zion
Two other recent articles we discussed included:
- “How did November become the Mizrahi Heritage Month? And what’s Mizrahi anyhow?” by Lior Sternfeld and Arie Dubnov (History News Network, Dec. 1, 2019)
- “Israel Is Rewriting the History of Middle Eastern Jews for Propaganda,” by Lior Sternfeld and Menashe Anzi (Haaretz, Dec. 2, 2019)
An edited transcript of the episode will be available shortly.