Farideh Dayanim Goldin

Reviews & Interviews

Arlene Dallalfar. "Negotiated Allegiances: Contemporary Iranian Jewish Identities"
Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Volume 30, Number 2, 2010, pp. 272-296

Dasher, B.. "Whenever you tell the story of one woman, inside is another": Mother-daughter relationships in writing by contemporary Jewish women. Ph.D. dissertation, University of South Carolina, United States -- South Carolina. Retrieved April 4, 2011, from Dissertations & Theses: Full Text.(Publication No. AAT 3321394).

Judith L. Goldstein. “The Tear Jar,” Nashim: A Journal of Jewish Women’s Studies and Gender Issues. 18(Fall 2009) 71-86
∗ Iranian Jewish women’s rituals in Gina Nahai’s Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith & Farideh Goldin’s Wedding Song


Marla Harris. "Consuming Words: Memoirs by Iranian Jewish Women"
Nashim: A Journal of Jewish Women's Studies & Gender Issues, Number 15, Spring 5769/​2008, pp. 138-164


Homa Sarshar, Jaam-e-Jam, TV program (July 17, 2005)

Author recalls escape from Iran by reading,” Daily Progress, Charlottesville (Feb 25, 2005)


Memorias de alma adentro, Endi.com. San Juan, Puerto Rico (February 24, 2005)


Memoir of Growing up Jewish in Iran, Chattanooga Times Press (January 30, 2005)


“It's All Relative: The Words of Women,” The Jerusalem Post (January 6, 2005)

“Jewish woman raised in Iran cites education as key to change,” Chattanooga Times Free Press (January 30, 2005) B7


“Jewish women, Muslim worlds,” The Jewish Advocate: Boston (December 10, 2004, p 31)


“Women Who Write,” Tidewater Women. Vol 6, No 10(October 2004)

“Sephardic and Mizrahi Women Lift up Their Veils,” The Forward (April 23, 2004)

Wedding Song: Memoirs of an Iranian Jewish Woman, The Antioch Review 62 (Summer 2004) 582-3

“The Tale of Two Worlds: Liberated through Literature,” The Virginian Pilot: The Portsmouth Currents (April 4, 2004) &
The Norfolk Compass: (March 25, 2004)


Shir Hanisoeen Shel Farideh (Farideh’s Wedding Song) Shaar Lemadhil ( November11, 2003)


Wedding Song 'hauntingly beautiful' memoir by Tidewater writer: Local author shares memoirs of an Iranian Jewish woman
Southeastern Virginia Jewish News (October 10, 2003)

“Female and Jewish in Iran,” Lilith Magazine (Winter 2003)


“Bedtime Stories begin writer's journey to 'Second International Scholarly Exchange' The Southeastern Virginia Jewish News
(December 18, 1998)
The elders of the Jewish Community of Shiraz, early 19th century?

Rabbi Mola Meir Moshe Dayanim, Farideh's grandfather

Bibi, Farideh's paternal great grandmother

Bar Mitzvah at Rabizadeh Synagogue, Shiraz 1976: Farzad Dayanim, Esghel Dayanim

The Gate to the City of SHIRAZ

Shiraz has been named the city of poets and roses. Sa'dee and Hafez are the two most famous Shirazi poets.
The population of Shiraz and the surrounding areas are believed to be around 1.2 million, of which about 2000 are Jewish. Iran has one of the oldest and largest Jewish communities in the Middle East, outside Israel. Iranian Jewish population was about 100,000 before the Islamic Revolution of 1979. By some accounts about 30,000 Jews still live in Iran, mostly in its capital, Tehran.