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Pope Francis Considering Visit to Israel Next Year

23 Av 5773 – July 29, 2013
Pope Francis said at an on-board airplane news conference Monday  that he may visit Israel as early as next year. On his return flight from...

Argentine Prosecutor: Iran Running Latin American Terrorist Networks

21 Sivan 5773 – May 30, 2013
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has close ties with other Latin American leaders who are friends of Iran.

Brazilian Female Judo Champ Makes Aliyah

24 Adar 5773 – March 6, 2013
This martial artist is 21, Jewish, Brazilian and a woman. Her name is Camila Minakawa. She also is a judo champ, so it is a lot safer for Israel that she is on our side – she made aliyah on Wednesday.

Brazilian Neo-Nazi Gets 3 Years in Jail

16 Shevat 5773 – January 27, 2013
A Brazilian judge sentenced a man to 35 months in jail for giving Jewish students a Nazi salute and exposing his swastika tattoo.

Young Entrepreneurs from India, Brazil, and El Salvador Experience Israel for...

3 Elul 5772 – August 21, 2012
Hailing from India, El Salvador, New Zealand, Brazil, and South Africa, the participants, ranging from their early 20s to 30s, with a background in entrepreneurial work, were part of an international conference called S.E.E. Israel. Organized by Jerusalem’s Hebrew University students as part of a StandWithUs public diplomacy training program, the conference connected the international visitors with young Israeli social innovators, enterprises and organizations.

Jews, Gays, Rights Activists Protest Ahmadinejad in Rio

28 Sivan 5772 – June 18, 2012
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s welcome on the sunny Ipanema beach in Rio was less than warm from an eclectic group of Jews, human rights activists, and homosexuals, who arrived Sunday to protest the Iranian president’s attendance at a UN summit on sustainable development.

The Fiction Of Palestine

8 Tevet 5771 – December 15, 2010
Whatever little remains of the so-called Middle East peace process suffered yet another body blow this month, as two of the largest countries in South America formally recognized an independent Palestinian state.

Remembering Irene

24 Kislev 5771 – December 1, 2010
I was in Brazil, speaking to the Jewish community of Sao Paulo, when the sad news of the petira of Irene Klass reached me. Many memories, many scenes, many conversations and experiences flashed through my mind. With Irene's passing, a whole era - a whole way of thinking, of values, of goals, of idealism - disappeared. Irene had a sense of mission and never allowed politics, petty jealousies or territorial considerations to influence her.

The Early Jewish Settlement Of Newport

13 Tevet 5770 – December 30, 2009
In 1636 Roger Williams, after having been banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for what were considered radical religious views, settled at the tip of Narragansett Bay. He was joined by twelve other settlers at what he named Providence Plantation, due to his belief that God had sustained him and his followers.

The Power Of Chesed

27 Kislev 5769 – December 24, 2008
My husband and I had been trying to have a baby for several years. We'd gone to specialists and come pretty close a few times.

Orange Chanukah Dreidel Cookies

22 Kislev 5769 – December 19, 2008
The dreidel is one of the best-known games during Chanukah. This four-sided spinning top has four letters: Shin, Hey, Gimmel and Nun.

Orange Chanukah Dreidel Cookies

The dreidel is one of the best-known games during Chanukah. This four-sided spinning top has four letters: Shin, Hey, Gimmel and Nun.

The Jews Of Martinique And Guadeloupe

22 Elul 5767 – September 5, 2007
"The Jewish history of Martinique and Guadeloupe is relatively short, spanning only about 60 years.

Hooked On American Jewish History

15 Kislev 5767 – December 6, 2006
One of the most well-kept secrets in Flatbush is the Yosef Goldman Collection of American Jewish Books and Manuscripts.

The Jewish Community Of Surinam

9 Tammuz 5766 – July 5, 2006
The discovery of the Western Hemisphere opened new opportunities for Jews.

Jews Settle In New York

25 Sivan 5765 – July 1, 2005
In 1654 the Portuguese recaptured the city of Recife, Brazil from the Dutch. This marked the end of the vibrant Jewish community that had flourished under the Dutch beginning in 1630.

Recife – The First Jewish Community In The New World

24 Iyyar 5765 – June 1, 2005
Many people know that on September 7, 1654, twenty-three Jews arrived in New Amsterdam (renamed New York after the Dutch left).

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