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  • This year, Rosh Hashanah is Mexican Independence Day

    This year, as Jews in Mexico celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the rest of the country will be celebrating too. Sept. 16 is Mexico’s Independence Day, so as Mexican Jews file into shuls, their countrymen will fill the streets.

  • Mexican Jews: Stop kidnapping

    Jews are joining with other Mexicans in demanding that authorities put a stop to a recent rash of kidnappings and other violent crimes.

  • Exploring Mexico City’s Jewish past

    A tour of Mexico City reveals glimpses of the city´s Jewish past.

  • Veracruz Jews seek rabbi, acceptance

    Most of the Jewish families in Veracruz, Mexico believe they are descendants of Spanish Jews forced to profess Catholicism during the Inquisition. But they are struggling to gain recognition in the Mexican Jewish community even as they seek a new rabbi an

  • Mexico’s Jews hope for reform

    The new leader of Mexico’s Jewish community says security and economic stability are at the top of his agenda.

  • A Sephardi future in Latin America?

    Concerns about assimilation and the importance of young people’s involvement were highlighted at the biennial conference of the Sephardi Federation of Latin America.

  • Latino Jews struggle with diversity

    Latin American Jewish leaders and scholars who gathered here this past week overwhelmingly support pluralism in their Jewish communities — but they recognize that it’s a growing problem throughout the region.