WATCH: Hundreds Of Jews In Tehran Celebrate Hachnasas Sefer Torah

The frum kehilla in Tehran celebrates a Hachnasas Sefer Torah and Siyum Mishnayos.

As Jews around the world fret over the pending nuclear deal with Iran, frum Jews in Tehran held a joyous celebration on Sunday.

The kehilla gathered together for a hachnasas Sefer Torah and a Siyum Mishnayos. The celebration was an especially joyous one as it comes after two years of COVID lockdowns and limits on gatherings.

Rav Yehudah Gerami, the Rav of Tehran, has revolutionized the kehilla by providing a bounty of Torah shiurim, raising the level of chinuch, and establishing an extensive kashrus system throughout the country.

Prior to the COVID pandemic, there were 60 operating shuls in Iran.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. stupid idea to stay in such a country where the local population can instantly turn on you like a mob when the inevitable war between Israel and Iran begins and it doesn’t go in their favor (aside from the fact that the Iranian regime could easily use you all as hostages)

    the war is not a matter of if, but when.

    it could be CH”V a pogrom

  2. While your sentiments make sense. It is not easy for them to leave Iran, it takes years and lots of effort. Besides the point of the Iranian Govt wanting to use them as hostage’s.
    While we are at the point of condemning Jews for where they choose to live, lets look at all the idiots in France, Germany, and other parts of Europe. The 3rd anti-Semitic murder this year (2022) just occurred in France. Germany is still a place that harbors Nazis and their sentiments. It doesn’t get much better throughout Europe.