Esther Amini reviews David Hirshberg’s novel, “Jacobo’s Rainbow”
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A Closet Full of Oscars
Staging a wily coup at the house of a legendary designer, her mother finally found fashion freedom.
Last Word: Breaking Away
In 1967, Barnard mailed me an acceptance letter. Tears washed my cheeks as I pirouetted across the living room.
Podcast: A Persian-American Thanksgiving
How Thanksgiving became Holy for one Iranian Jewish Woman and her family.
To escape persecution and even death, my parents posed as Muslims while living in Mashhad, Iran, in the 1940s.
Food & Memory
Esther contributes a recipe that came from her Jewish-Iranian mother who was born and raised in the city of Mashhad.
Stories adapted for stage by Jewish Women’s Theatre:
“Persian Thanksgiving- Saffron Rice and Cranberry Sauce”—- both performed in the JWT show entitled:
Saffron and Rosewater
“Oscar de la Renta and Mom”—-performed in the JWT show entitled:
Unknown Stories Of Biblical Proportions
“Kicking High and Hard”—-performed in the JWT show entitled:
“Iranian Tar-rof”—performed in the JWT show entitled:
The Matzo Ball Diaries
“Am-ree-kah”——–performed in the JWT show entitled:
Crossing Our Red Sea
“My Iranian Father”——performed in the JWT show entitled:
Persian Sunrise, American Sunset