In Brazil, conspiracy theories link the novel coronavirus outbreak to Jews, prompting antisemitism
A total of 33,000 applications based on the country’s Jewish law of return have been received since 2015.
The movement of returning to Judaism was sparked in the 1970s and sprawled along northeast Brazil.
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.
9 things to know about the Jews of Brazil: