Jewish Life in Iran: Shacharis in Tehran

Iranian Jews prepare for prayer at the Abrishami synagogue at Palestine street in Tehran December 24, 2015. Iranian Jews exercise their religious ceremonies every Thursday in different synagogues throughout the country. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi/TIMA ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY.
Iranian Jews don tefillin before Shacharis at the Abrishami shul on Palestine street in Tehran, Thursday. (Reuters/Raheb Homavandi/TIMA)

A Reuters photographer in Iran visited the Jewish community’s shul during Shacharis on Thursday morning, snapping shots and allowing foreigners a glimpse of Jewish life inside the Islamic Republic. Looking very similar to most of our shuls, the men gathered to daven Shacharis, including the krias haTorah for Thursday morning.

Iranian Jews pray at the Abrishami synagogue at Palestine street in Tehran December 24, 2015. Iranian Jews exercise their religious ceremonies every Thursday in deffirent synagogues throughout the country. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi/TIMA ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY.
The chazzan takes the sefer Torah out of the aron kodesh for krias haTorah during Shacharis, Thursday. (Reuters/Raheb Homavandi/TIMA)