Diego Melamed


Argentina’s Very Jewish Oscar Nominee

By Diego Melamed

Argentina’s Very Jewish Oscar Nominee
(JTA) — If Damian Szifron’s “Wild Tales” (“Relatos Salvajes” in Spanish) wins an Academy Award on February 22 — it was nominated last week for Best Foreign Film — it will be Argentina’s third Oscar and the first for a film directed by an Argentine Jew.Read More


'Werewolf' Adoption Story Was 100% Kosher — Really!

By Diego Melamed

Illustration by Lior Zaltzman Read More


6 Jewish Things About the World Cup

By Diego Melamed

Colombia’s Coach Jose Pekerman is among the Jewish participants in the World Cup/Getty Images Read More


Pope Francis's Rabbi No. 2

By Diego Melamed

Pope Francis's Rabbi No. 2
(JTA) — Pope Francis is bringing along not one but two Argentinean rabbis on his trip to the Holy Land.Read More


The Town Called 'Jew Killer'

By Diego Melamed

The Town Called 'Jew Killer'
(JTA) — There is a town in Spain called Castrillo Matajudios, and in Colombia “Matajudios” is a common surname.Read More



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