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AHALI-TAURAT ("People of the Torah"):

The name adopted by the Persian Jews of Hamadan, Demavend, Teheran, and other districts, in contra-distinction to Persian Jews of Indian origin, who are called "Israeli." They are not, however, remarkable for their knowledge of the Torah.

  • Von der Hoven, Iz Proshlavo i Nastoyashchavo Asiatskikh Yevreyev, in Sbornik Budushchnosti, 1900, i. 221.
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