Persian Jewish Passover

Sedder 2010


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Unbelievable comments

by Golinedairani on

"چون ايران نباشد تن من مباد"  Why would you even state anything about their Iranian heritage or their loyalty what is wrong with you, actually I will tell you what it is your a bigot Iranians are naturally bigoted against anything that is not Fars and themselves its the truth, I have lived in Israel the Iranians there are PROUD of being Iranian they marry Iranians, they maintained their culture their language etc.,, and they have been in Iran longer than Muslims.. Dige base kehjalat bekeshin,, Every video regardless of this one has more negative responses than anything NICE ,, we are a not a nice group of people its very sad..

pastor bill rennick

At least these guys beat one another with green onions

by pastor bill rennick on

instead of zanjeer (chain) and ghameh (machete) which are the staple of the Muslims in the Ashura/Tasoa ritual!
God bless Iranian Jewish brothers and sisters!

Immortal Guard

Doctor X!

by Immortal Guard on

Here is one more for you:

A few years ago I wished a Persian-Jewish "friend" happy Nowruz. Instead of saying a simple "Thank You" he retorted: "We have so many festivities of our own that Nowruz doesn't really figure that much amongst them!".



by aaminian on

Thanks for sharing.


Immortal Guard

by Doctor X on

This site is no place to promote racism and bigotry. Please respect that FACT.



Re: IM: Only proves that they never truly are anything but jews

by obama on

If these people are always told about their history and that's who they are, they have never felt a true sense loyalty to any other country, even though they lived there almost 4,000 years! Well, it is their prerogative!

That said, they shouldn't blame others for not accepting them as one of their own, since they have no one to blame but themselves! That's how they want it, then don't label others for being prejudice! Adding hyphon to their nationality, seems only as a matter of convenience, not loyalty.

I wish we Iranians would know more about our history and be proud as well, wihout losing our open-mindedness and respect for other cultures and people which is the true beauty of persian culture. We don't want to be close minded like some NAMAK NASHNAAS! and some have a nerve criticizing us for talking about cyrus?

Zanjeer zadan mikhaad! That's the bravery of persian to stand up against the enemies, instead of hiding! How many of them would defend iran? Peace!



by Negin on

Most of the rituals of the Passover night are symbolic.  Hitting each other lightly with green onion's tips is symbolic of the lashes that the Jewish People received as slaves in Egypt.  

There is also a traditional mixture which is made out of fruits and vegetable and has a brownish mushy texture, which symbolizes the mud the Jewish slaves worked in and with. 

 The Matzah or the traditional bread represents the last meal of the Jewish people in Egypt when they were in the hurry to leave and did not have time to let the dough rise. Jews also eat bitter herbs and dip in vinegar or salt water as a reminder of the bitterness of the lives of the Jewish slaves in Egypt.

Immortal Guard

Good to remember history!

by Immortal Guard on

It's good that Jews remember that Egyptians beat them. Their knowledge of history might come in handy sooner than they think!

It seems the Jews remember some aspects of their Persian heritage only on an Iranian website. On the international stage they are most likely to pronounce themselves as Spanish Jews and Arab Jews as in this French song:




by Farnoosh on

Read about this Iranian passover custom here:

And here:


"And their Seders are rich in Persian tradition.

During the song Dayenu, strands of green onions sit on the table to represent slavery. The onions are used to "hit" each other as a reminder. "Everybody turns and slaps each other," she said. "You say "Dayenu" …boom…you're hitting somebody on the arm with a slab of green onion."

"All of a sudden they're flying across the table."

"For the most part the service is the same," said Rokhsar, adding there is a version of the Haggadah that does incorporate more of the Persian tradition.
Many members of her husband's family also speak Farsi to each other, and to her children, ages seven, five and a half and two."

And also here:


"Marokh (Markie) and David Hariri, members of the Greenspring Sephardic shul, used to live in Shiraz, Iran but came to Baltimore in 1986. They are accustomed to different foods with special herbs and spices around their Seder table and have interesting traditions, too.

Markie Hariri explains that during the “Dayenu” song at the seder they hit each other with large green onions (scallions) to represent the lashes the Jews received in Egypt. This actively involves the children."


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