Jewish people have been in Iran since the days of Queen Esther! According to the chief rabbi of the Jewish community in Iran, Garami, the Iranian government is currently allowing the Jewish people of Iran to worship in peace. The rabbi also stressed that Jews are safe in Iran. Their schools, estimated 35 synagogues, cultural centers, kosher stores and restaurants are found primarily in Tehran and other big cities such as Isfahan and Shiraz. To keep the peace, Iranian Jews are cautious not to show any support for Israel as they could face severe fines, torture and imprisonment from the Iranian government.
To maintain their peace and freedom to worship and live without oppression, the Iranian Jewish people are keeping an isolated position from Iranian believers; so they have little or no contact with those who can share the Savior.
Hopefully Iranian believers will have the courage and faith to seek friendship with their Jewish neighbors as strong living witnesses of the Lord and his promises.
"Then the LORD put out his hand and touched my mouth. And the LORD said to me, Behold, I have put my words in your mouth. See, I have set you this day over nations and over kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant." Jeremiah 1:9-10
Pray for Christ’s ambassadors to be careful to speak only what God tells them to say when they go to the nations.
Pray for a movement to Christ among Iran's Jewish population, leading them to the spiritual blessings only offered by Jesus Christ. Pray for a willingness to seek and find their Messiah in the Torah.
|People Name||Judeo-Persian Jews|
|Primary Religion||Ethnic Religions|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|