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Contemporary Judaism in the Second House of Bondage



Dr. Hooshang Ebrami was born on July 14, 1935 in the city of Hamadan, Iran. He attended elementary and secondary schools in Tehran, Iran; and   received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Tehran University, School of Law in 1957. Two years later, he received his master’s degree in Social Sciences at the same University. In 1962, he received a scholarship from the Iranian government to attend University of Pittsburg, and received a second master’s degree in library sciences. Upon his return to Iran, he established the Economic Statistical Research Center at Iran Central Bank. Concurrently, he taught several courses in library sciences at Tehran University. He then returned to Pittsburg and received his PhD in Informational Sciences in 1969. After his return to Iran, he became the head of the libraries in the Schools of Literature and Science at Pahlavi University in Shiraz. He established graduate courses in library sciences at the same University and invited several American professors to work with him. After six years as the head of department, he became a full professor. In his last year in Shiraz, he was invited by the Royal Ministry to participate in developing plans for establishment of a new enormous library in Shiraz.

Dr. Ebrami started to write at a tender age. As a child, he was a regular contributor to Keyhan, Sepid-O-Siah, Roshanfekr, Omid-e-Iran, Kavian, and Ferdowsi magazines.

Dr. Ebrami conducted extensive research in the history of Iranian uprising for constitutional monarchy and authored “Biography of Satar Khan.” This book has been reprinted several times during the Islamic Republic era. Most of Dr. Ebrami’s publications in Persian are of an academic nature and have been printed by Tehran University Press.

In 1354 [1975], he authored Ossoul-e Tadvin-e Fehrest-e Mozouee Dar Nevesht-e-ha-ye zaban-e Farsi [Principals of Developing Contextual Indices for Persian Writing]. This book was cited the best book of the year and he received the Iranian Royal Award for it.   

After the rise of Islamic republic in Iran, Dr. Ebrami and his family immigrated to the United States. Since then, his research and writings are focused on Jewish issues and Judaism from social and historical perspectives. Most of his articles on these topics were published in Los Angeles Shofar and Cheshmandaz magazines. In 1995, he established the Habib Levi Foundation, and edited Levi’s three volumes of “History of Iranian Jews” into one consolidated volume titled “The Comprehensive History of Iranian Jews.” Through Habib Levy Foundation,  he also published Khak-e Khoub-e Khoda [God’s Good Earth], Dar Jos-te-joo-ye Haghighat [In Search of the Truth], and Ghahr-e-manan-e Torah [The Heroes of Torah].

Under the auspices of The Graduate Society Foundation (GSF) he authored Contemporary Judaism in the Second House of Bondage in English and the Persian version of the same titled Yehudiat-e Assil Va Yehudiat-e Assir in Los Angeles. He had plans for publishing several more books involving Judaism and the Jews, but there was no more time.

Dr. Ebrami was a true scholar with a zeal for research and writing. He will be dearly missed.

In addition to several publications and translations in Persian as recorded in the Persian section, Dr. Ebrami is the author of the following in English:

  • Catchword Indexing, Subject Heading, and Chain Indexing. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh, 1970
  • Libraries in Iran, In Encyclopedia of Information Science, New York: 1974
  • From the Womb to the Tomb: The Autobiography of Unknown Man, (Ready for Press)
  • Editor of comprehensive History of the Jews of Iran, by Habib Levy, Mazda Publishers, Los Angeles, 1999
  • The Jews of Hamadan, in Encyclopedia Iranica, New York
  • Contemporary Judaism in the Second House of Bondage, The Graduate Society Foundation Publications, 2003

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