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Tehran’s Small Jewish Community Warns Against Visiting Synagogues Due to Current Social Unrest

An Iranian Jew prays at the Abrishami synagogue at Palestine street in Tehran December 24, 2015. Iranian Jews exercise their religious ceremonies every Thursday in different synagogues throughout the country (photo credit: REUTERS/RAHEB HOMAVANDI/TIMA)
An Iranian Jew prays at the Abrishami synagogue at Palestine street in Tehran December 24, 2015. Iranian Jews exercise their religious ceremonies every Thursday in different synagogues throughout the country (photo credit: REUTERS/RAHEB HOMAVANDI/TIMA)

In an extraordinary security move, the Tehran Jewish community took to its Telegram page to announce that the city’s tiny Jewish community should not visit synagogues because of the protests unfolding against the clerical regime.

The Iran expert Ben Sabti told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday that the Jewish community in Tehran issued an “unusual letter” reading: “Do not visit synagogues in Tehran due to the dangerous situation.”

“There was never such a letter from the community, especially not before the Jewish holidays,” said Sabti.

There has been widespread social unrest against the Iranian regime across the vast nation since the morality police of the Islamic Republic reportedly killed the 22-year-old woman Mahsa Amini for failing to comply with the hijab law.

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