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Ethnicity

The words of Iranian Jewish American Women

After a long hiatus filled with applications for scholarships and preparation for standardized tests, I have recently returned to my primary duty as a graduate student: graduating – that is, fulfilling the requirements necessary to graduate. In this case, that means writing my MA thesis, which is an examination of memoirs and personal essays by Iranian Jewish women who are living in the United States. It’s an interesting project, if occasionally overwhelming, and it reminds me every day that my own experience of Jewish life is not consistent with the lives of Jews everywhere.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Ethnicity." (Viewed on May 27, 2015) <http://jwa.org/blog/ethnicity>.

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