Reading Judeo-Persian Tobit

This video essay contains the first Farsi reading of Judeo-Persian Book of Tobit.  The book was translated from Hebrew to Judeo-Farsi in 15th-16th centuries, to make the biblical story available to Iranian Jews.  The readings are accompanied by images of artwork by contemporary Iranian painter Azita Panahpour and early modern etchings by Rembrandt. 

A project of Mahnaz Yousefzadeh.

Credits:

Passages from Judeo-Persian 1600, Hebrew Constantinople 1516, and Neubauer 1878 English Translation of Book of Tobit 
Haftara Cantillation:   Parvaneh Sarraf
Painting Scattered Poem 58: Azita Panahpour
Transcription and Transliteration to Persian: Laurent Hericher and Mahnaz Yousefzadeh
Readings: Mahnaz Yousefzadeh, Laurent Hericher and Rodrigo Luque

Video Essay: Mahnaz Yousefzadeh. Technical editing: Rodrigo Luque