large house in Beverly Hills has turned into a nightclub, celebrating a graduation, an anniversary, a birthday, or no specific event at all. There is a sushi chef at one corner making all the popular rolls and sashimi while on the other side beef and chicken kabobs are being grilled and served with numerous rice dishes.
From 2004 to 2006 I interviewed forty Iranian- Jewish women between the ages of 18 and 35.
This word also connotes virginal qualities—those of a woman who is docile, domestic, sweet, and unknowing of the world.
The young women I interviewed all said their parents raised them to be .
Yet, Iranian-Jewish culture is a major aspect of their lives.
Given these sometimes competing cultural forces, first-generation Iranian Jews have learned how to balance multiple identities—those of an American, a Jew, and an Iranian.