IBNA- A cultural activist of Tehran Jewish Community said their community participated at Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF) for the third time and they brought religious and historical works to the biggest Iranian book event.
Shahab Eshaqi, the cultural activist of Tehran Jewish Community told IBNA: "It has been two years since our Community has been participating in the Tehran Book Fair, and this edition, like previous ones, has been met with tremendous interest from the people, even more so than before. The community has brought around 40 books to this exhibition, and out of these 40 titles, the majority of the books are focused on the subjects of Jewish religion, Jewish history, Jewish laws, and culture. The aim is to familiarize people with the history and culture of the Jewish people through these books."
“Moreover, there are novels that have been translated from Hebrew to Persian. However, some books were also displayed in Tehran Jewish Community 's stand, which are in Hebrew. The Community has compiled a book called ‘Andarz-e Pedaran’ (The Advice of the Fathers), which has been simultaneously translated into three languages: Hebrew, Persian, and English. This book can be suitable for language learners as well as those interested in Jewish culture. Due to its trilingual nature, this book has been well received,” he said.
“Tehran Jewish Community is not a publishing house but rather collaborates with several publishing houses. These publishers release books commissioned by Tehran Jewish Community, which are written by members of the Community. Some of these books include the ‘Torah’, the ‘Psalms of David’, and other books. Additionally, this book exhibition also featured a Persian translation of the Torah, although in the previous editions, the Community had also presented the ‘Holy Torah’ in Hebrew,” Eshaqi stated.
“The relation between the Iranian people and Tehran Jewish Community is very strong, both within and outside the book fair. The Islamic Republic of Iran has provided appropriate cultural platforms for us, allowing people, both Muslims and Iranian intellectuals, to become more familiar with Jewish culture, traditions, and customs. In this regard, TIBF has played a significant role, and organizing such cultural events can have a profound impact,” the cultural activist added.
With the motto, "The future is readable", the 34th Tehran International Book Fair opened on May 10 and ran until May 20. Tajikistan was the guest of honor in this edition of the TIBF. The fair was held both by physical presence in Mosalla (Grand Prayer Ground) of Imam Khomeini, and virtually on https://ketab.ir.