Light and Shadows: The Story of Iranian Jews

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A Beit Hatfutsot Exhibition Opens in New York!

WHEN: December 3, 2013 – April 27, 2014

DAYS AND HOURS: Monday, Free 5:00-8:00pm; Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday 11:00am-5:00pm; Wednesday 11:00am-8:00pm (Free 5:00pm-8:00pm); Friday, Free 11:00am-2:30pm.

WHERE: Yeshiva University Museum, 15 West 16th Street, NYC, 212-294-8330

COST: Adults: $8; seniors and students: $6. Free for members and children under 5.

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Skirt (sheliteh) and pants (shalvar) worn during a child-bride's henna ceremonySkirt (sheliteh) and pants (shalvar) worn during a child-bride’s henna ceremony, Marv, Turkestan, circa 1900, silk, courtesy of the Etessami family, USA.



clay Tablet 42Clay Tablets, Al-Yahudu, Iran, 6th century BCE, collection of Dabid Sofer, London.



Beit HatfutsotPainted door, Iran, 19th Century, Collectino of Miriam Kove, New York.




Jacket for a child-brideJacket for a child-bride, Iran, 1908, silk, and buttons with the insignia of the Persian crown, courtesy of Dina Khordi, USA.