Andrea Palatnik


Jews Put Spotlight on 1994 Terror Bombing at Iran-Argentina World Cup Match

By Andrea Palatnik

Jews Put Spotlight on 1994 Terror Bombing at Iran-Argentina World Cup Match
For many Jews, today’s World Cup match between Argentina and Iran is far more than a soccer game — it’s a chance to remind the world of the deadly 1994 AMIA terror bombing.Read More


Jewish 'Fanaticos' Mix Love of Soccer and Faith at World Cup

By Andrea Palatnik

Jewish 'Fanaticos' Mix Love of Soccer and Faith at World Cup
The eyes of the world are glued to the soccer stadiums of Brazil. But a group of Argentinian fans has a slightly more spiritual focus during the World Cup.Read More


Jewish Rio Shrugs at Soccer Mania Surrounding World Cup

By Andrea Palatnik

Jewish Rio Shrugs at Soccer Mania Surrounding World Cup
Not every Jew in Rio cares about the World Cup. Most believe it will be business as usual — except for the occasional traffic jam on game days.Read More


Brazilian Jews Take to Streets To Join Massive Push for Change

By Andrea Palatnik

Brazilian Jews Take to Streets To Join Massive Push for Change
Brazilian Jews have joined the massive movement demanding change in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. They draw inspiration from Jewish ideals — and Israeli social protests.Read More


Brazil Grapples With Crisis of Expectations

By Andrea Palatnik

Brazil Grapples With Crisis of Expectations
Peering in from the outside, it may be tricky to understand what’s going on in Brazil right nowRead More






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