Sign up now to receive our regular news briefs.

“If You Were Involved in Killing a Jew, You Did a Good Deed”

January 3, 2013 2:52 pm 7 comments

Iranian flag with fire in the background. Photo: www.nation.com.pk

A woman accused of being involved in the murder of a Jewish man in Iran reportedly had charges against her dropped after investigators said that “if you were involved in killing a Jew, you did a good deed,” Israel’s Channel 2 reported.

Daniel Magrufta, 24, the son of a wealthy Iranian businessman, was murdered last week. The report said that it was at first believed he was murdered during a robbery at his home, but no evidence of a break-in could be found.

The Jewish community believes the girl, who he was dating, and who is the daughter of a member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, was involved in his death.

The incident comes just over one month after a Jewish woman was murdered by Muslim extremists intent on demolishing her house to make room for the expansion of a mosque.

Current Iranian government statistics place 8,756 Jews in the country. In 2009, there were 25,000.

7 Comments

  • Rabbi Dr. Daniel M. Zucker

    Current flag photo now is correct for current IRI regime.

  • Stephen Hughes

    That is not the Iranian Flag , it is the former Flag of the Shah of Iran , who son & followers are against the Mullahs of Iran . Not a good PR item

  • sooo ashem gona take care of her like ashem did with hugo chavez!!!!! the muslim go in to disapear now!!!!

  • Rabbi Dr. Daniel M. Zucker

    Hopefully the remaining Jews in Iran will see the writing on the wall and leave for safer environs. A good if sad report. However, please note that the illustrative flag is not that of the current (despicable) Islamic Republic of Iran, but rather that of the former shah’s regime as well as the current Iranian resistance movement.

  • Shocking!

  • E Pluribus Beagle

    We told them to leave, we begged them, we gave them every opportunity. They refused. It’s over and the final Farhud will eliminate them all and the thousands of years of Jewish presence in Persia will be erased forever. We can’t worry about the last 8,800 souls anymore. Maybe a few will leave at the last moment but let’s face facts, they probably won’t. So be it. Yizkor comes once a year.

    • elliot j. stamler

      We can worry about them but there is nothing we can do about them. Before finally shutting all channels of emigration in 1939, the Nazis put every possible obstacle before Jews seeking to leave but yet a bit more than half did. The Iranian Jews have not had such obstacles and so as Beagle writes, regrettably they have brought upon themselves the circumstances they now endure. If war comes, which is much more probable than not, they will not survive.

Leave a Reply

Please note: comments may be published in the Algemeiner print edition.


Current day month ye@r *

More...

  • Food Jewish Identity A Look at the Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook (REVIEW)

    A Look at the Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook (REVIEW)

    Everybody knows that cooking varies from country to country. There are Italian restaurants, Chinese restaurants, etc. We associate different styles of cuisine with different languages. Do we also think of the association of different cuisines with different dialects? We should, because cooking also varies from region to region. Litvaks and Galitsyaners have their own traditions of preparing gefilte fish. Marvin I. Herzog, in his book The Yiddish Language in Northern Poland: Its Geography and History (Indiana University, Bloomington, and Mouton & Co., The […]

    Read more →
  • Relationships US & Canada Analysis: Jewish Women Less Likely Than Catholics to Take Husband’s Name

    Analysis: Jewish Women Less Likely Than Catholics to Take Husband’s Name

    An analysis of New York Times wedding announcements showed that women married in Jewish ceremonies were less likely to take their husband’s last names than those married in Roman Catholic ceremonies, the Times reported on Saturday. The largest gap between the two groups was in 1995 when 66 percent of Catholic women took their husband’s names and 33 percent of Jewish women did the same. Nearly half of the women featured in the publication’s wedding pages since 1985 took their husband’s name after marriage, while about […]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture Blogs Jerry Lewis, Legendary Jewish Comic and Humanitarian, Stays Relevant at 89

    Jerry Lewis, Legendary Jewish Comic and Humanitarian, Stays Relevant at 89

    JNS.org – Through appreciation of both his comedy and humanitarian work, legendary Jewish entertainer Jerry Lewis is staying relevant at age 89. The only comic to ever be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, Lewis added another award to his trophy case in April, when he received the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). Gordon Smith, NAB’s president and CEO, said the organization was “honored to recognize not only [Lewis’s] comedic innovation, but also his remarkable […]

    Read more →
  • Europe Sports Israeli Gymnasts Win Bronze, Silver Medals at 2015 European Games in Baku

    Israeli Gymnasts Win Bronze, Silver Medals at 2015 European Games in Baku

    Israeli athletes marked a successful day on Sunday, as gymnasts won multiple bronze and silver medals in the 2015 European Games in Baku. The Gymnastics team won two silver medals and one bronze in group events, while Neta Rivkin, an Israeli Olympic gymnast, won bronze for the Solo Hoops event. Sunday’s gymnastics wins follow Sergey Richter’s bronze on June 16 for the Men’s 10 meter air-rifle, and Ilana Kratysh’s silver for women’s freestyle wrestling. The 2015 European Games in Baku are […]

    Read more →
  • Theater Report Highlights Success of Russian-Jewish-American Ballroom Dancers

    Report Highlights Success of Russian-Jewish-American Ballroom Dancers

    Russian-American Jews are some of the most successful ballroom dancing competitors in the U.S., South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB) Radio reported on Thursday. Jonathan Sarna, a professor of Jewish history at Brandeis University, said their success can be traced back to Jewish discrimination in the former Soviet Union. Because of the prejudice they faced, Russian Jews had to perform better than their peers in every field, including dancing, in order to have a chance of getting ahead. “They knew that if they […]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Israeli Dancer With Shofar, Prayer Shawl Wows ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Judges (VIDEO)

    Israeli Dancer With Shofar, Prayer Shawl Wows ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Judges (VIDEO)

    An Israeli dancer made use of Jewish props in an extraordinary routine that left judges amazed when he auditioned for season 12 of TV dance competition So You Think You Can Dance on Monday. At first, the panel of judges appeared confused when Asaf Goren, 23, began his audition in Los Angeles with a tallit (prayer shawl) over his head and the blowing of a shofar, which he explained “opens the sky” for people’s prayers. However, as soon as he started his “Hebrew breaking” performance, […]

    Read more →
  • Sports US & Canada Jewish Hoops Fairytale Falls Short as David Blatt’s Cavaliers Drop Game 6

    Jewish Hoops Fairytale Falls Short as David Blatt’s Cavaliers Drop Game 6

    JNS.org – A fairytale ending to Jewish basketball coach David Blatt’s first season in the National Basketball Association (NBA) was not meant to be, as the Blatt-led Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night dropped Game 6 of the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors, 105-97, to lose the best-of-seven series 4-2. Blatt, who just last year coached Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv franchise to a European basketball championship, failed to finish a second straight hoops season on top. But after the Cavaliers began the NBA […]

    Read more →
  • Blogs Sports Israelis Venture to Cleveland for NBA Finals

    Israelis Venture to Cleveland for NBA Finals

    JNS.org – The people who sat in seats one and two of row 12, section 120 at Quicken Loans Arena during Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night weren’t your ordinary Cleveland Cavaliers fans. Tomer Hulli and his father, Eli, made the trip from Israel to attend games 3 and 4 in Cleveland. Tomer, who lives in Tzur Moshe, a 25-minute drive north of Tel Aviv, has been playing basketball since he was 5. Hulli said he didn’t plan this […]

    Read more →