Iranian chief rabbi Yousef Hamadani Cohen dies

The leader of Iranian Jews, Rabbi Yousef Hamadani Cohen, has passed away in the Iranian capital, Tehran.

The Jewish community of Iran is mourning the decease of the prominent rabbi who died on Saturday after battling sickness for several years.

Hamadani Cohen who was laid to rest on Sunday, served as chief rabbi of the Iranian Jewish community for many years.

Mashallah Golestani Nejad has replaced him as the chief rabbi.

Iran is home to nearly 9,000 Jews who make up one of the biggest Jewish communities in the Middle East.

They also have representatives in Iran’s Majlis.

 Press TV Iran: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/31/356635/leader-of-iranian-jews-dies/