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Iranian Jews

The Jews have lived in Iran from 3000 years ago. The Jews have had a close cultural and religious connection with other Iranians. They attend the Ramadan fasting with Muslims, take part in Sufi ceremonies in Kurdistan and are active in the cultural life of Iran. They have an Iranian identity.
 The Jews allowed returning to the land of Israel to rebuild their temples which were part of the Achaemenid Empire. But a group of them remained in Iran and maintained their religious and culture. There are some holy and historic shrines of Jews in Iran. They are the tombs of the prophets and elders of the Israelites, such as Daniel the prophet in Susa, and the Prophet of Habquk in Tuyserkan, and respects by Iranian Muslims.

The Esther and Mordechai mausoleum is also laid in Hamedan, it is one of the main Jews synagogues of Iran. After the entrance of Islam into Iran, Jews remained in Iran with some limitations. In various historical periods, the Jews also had a lot of ups and downs. But they have continued to live in Iran and have considered themselves "Iranians". Currently, they live in different cities of Iran. Also, have representatives in the Iranian parliament.