[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM Persian]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets.]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]

 

[Newspaper:] Setareh-e Islam

[Date:] 20 Khordad 1334 [11 June 1955]

[Issue No:] 172

 

Since Saturday of last week, all the shops of Jewish people in Tehran have been closed by mandatory order.  This instruction was issued by the representative of the Israeli government and the Jewish rabbis in Iran.  This instruction was issued because sixty percent of the Iranian Jews are Baha’i.  Therefore, the Jewish rabbi instructed the Jews to observe completely all the Jewish religious rituals.