When Hebraica, a Jewish sports and social club in Rio de Janeiro, hosted far-right lawmaker Jair Bolsonaro, the rising politician, who is known for his openly racist, homophobic and misogynistic views — not to mention support for torture and the country’s past military dictatorships — didn’t disappoint.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brazil is a democratic country with a growing economy. Yet a new generation is fed up with decades of corruption and mismanagement — and taking to the streets.
‘The Wine of Solitude’ is the most autobiographical novel from Irene Némirovsky, who died in Auschwitz in 1942. It confirms her place in the pantheon of Jewish writers.
Remember Shaun Sperling, the 33-year-old lawyer who performed “Vogue” at his bar mitzvah? Sperling became a hit when a video of the event went viral in August. The memorable performance begins when Sperling, still dressed in the slightly oversized gray suit and formal black shoes worn during the synagogue ceremony, enters the Madonna-themed party accompanied by loud hurrahs and takes off his jacket to reveal a white shirt decorated with Madonna’s visage on the back.
A day after anti-Muslim ads appeared in 10 subway stations across New York City, they got the ultimate Bronx cheer.
Jewish groups are seeking to limit the damaging fallout from a controversial New York subway ad campaign that suggests Muslims are ‘savage.’