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Persian Jews lived in the ancient (and until the mid-20th century still extant) communities not only of Iran, but also the Armenian, Georgian, Iraqi, Bukharan, and Mountain Jewish communities.

Jews in ancient Persia mostly lived in their own communities.

The temple was ready for consecration in the spring of 515 BCE, more than twenty years after the Jews' return to Jerusalem.

According to the Book of Esther, in the Tanakh, Haman was an Agagite noble and vizier of the empire under Persian King Ahasuerus, generally identified as Xerxes the Great (son of Darius the Great) in 6th century BCE.

Haman and his wife Zeresh instigated a plot to kill all the Jews of ancient Persia.

The plot was foiled by Queen Esther, the Jewish Queen of Persia.

‬) are Jews historically associated with the Persian Empire, whose successor state is Iran.

Judaism is the second-oldest religion still practiced in Iran (after Zoroastrianism).

In various scholarly and historical texts, the term is used to refer to Jews who speak various Iranian languages.