If you can attribute just one thing to the immigration of Iranian Jews to Israel, it is their full integration into Israeli society.
The sons and daughters of the glorious Iranian community integrated in activity, trade and craft, innovation, culture and science and contributed their skills and abilities in cities and settlements from north to south. Aliyah from Iran began even before the establishment of the State, and increased afterwards. Some immigrated as part of the Youth Aliyah out of a Zionist mission, while others immigrated later in the 1970s and 1980s.
Among the best-known names of Iranians in Israel are: Lt. Col. (Res.) Shaul Mofaz – Chief of Staff and Minister of Defense; Lt. Col. Dan Halutz – Chief of Staff; Major General Eitan Ben Eliyahu – Commander of the Air Force; famous songstress Rita; former President Moshe Katsav; and many other scientists, researchers and professors.
A major holiday celebrated by the Iranian community in Israel is “Ruseh Baa” (The Day of the Garden), celebrated on the seventh evening of Pesach (on the eighth if you live abroad) and the next day on Isru Hag. The eve of the holiday is called “Shabeh Sal” (from Persian: The Eve of [Rosh] Hashana) and the day itself is called “Rosa Sal” (Rosh Hashanah).
On the holiday eve, it is customary to take out the Torah scrolls from the ark and dance with them. Every home lays out a magnificent ceremonial table, and all dishes are a virtue and a symbol of fertility, prosperity and blessing for the new year. On the holiday table they lay out many herbs, green branches, flowers and a plate of flowering sprouts, goldfish in a jar, coins and jewelry in a bowl of water and a mirror that reflects the light.
The doors of the house are left wide open until the wee hours of the night. The next day everyone meets outdoors and spends time together until the evening hours.