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  • Israel celebrates US Jewry’s historic contributions to Zionism

    (JTA) — In an unusual role reversal, Israeli officials paid tribute to American Jewry’s contribution to the State of Israel at a Knesset ceremony. The May 25 ceremony in Jerusalem, the first of its kind, marked what organizers called 100 years of activity and support by American Jews for the pre-state Yishuv and the nation…

  • Jewish-backed Buenos Aires rugby club wins national title

    BUENOS AIRES (JTA) — An Argentinian rugby team with a Jewish history and many Jewish fans won for the second straight year the national league championship. The Buenos Aires-based Hindu Club team won the Argentinean national title Saturday after defeating Belgrano Atletic Club, 38-23. Identified as the Jewish rugby team among the national clubs, Hindu fans…

  • Alberto Nisman may have been forced to kill himself, says Argentine prosecutor

    BUENOS AIRES (JTA) — Alberto Nisman, the federal prosecutor who investigated the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center here, may have been forced to kill himself, a prosecutor who was formerly in charge of his case said. Viviana Fein, who in December was removed from the investigation into Nisman’s mysterious death, had said before that…

  • Argentine pop star wears Israeli designer at country’s Emmys

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — Argentine actress and pop star Lali Esposito wore a dress by an Israeli designer at the Martin Fierro Awards, Argentina’s version of the Emmys. The dress by Julie Vino was first unveiled to the actress’ 4 million Twitter followers and on Instagram Sunday night before the ceremony in Buenos Aires…

  • Former Argentine president claims son was killed by Hezbollah

    Carlos Saul Menem, 85, said it was the third attack on Argentina over strengthened relations with Israel, following the attacks on the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires in 1992 and the attack on the AMIA Jewish center in the city in 1994.

  • 83 years after public burning of Jewish books, WJC releases Spanish ebooks

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — In response to the 1933 public burning of Jewish books in Berlin, the Latin American branch of the World Jewish Congress uploaded digital versions of 190 Jewish books published in Spanish. The free ebooks are from the Jewish People’s Library, which was edited by the WJC between 1960 and 1980, and…

  • For Mother’s Day, fun bits of Jewish parenting wisdom

    Mother’s Day raises big questions: What the heck should I get my mom? Will my kids call me? What to do about my naked preschooler who’s refusing to get dressed? You’re on your own on questions one and two. But when it comes to No. 3, famed Jewish philosopher Martin Buber can help, according to Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, author…

  • Jewish philanthropist buys Argentine oil company for $900M

    BUENOS AIRES (JTA) — Argentine Jewish businessman and philanthropist Marcelo Marcos Mindlin purchased a 67.2 percent stake of Petrobras Argentina for $892 million. Mindlin, 52, is the head of Pampa Energia, the largest fully integrated electricity company in Argentina. Following the purchase of the stake of the company, which is part of the Brazilian state-run oil giant…

  • Kids show love for their Holocaust-survivor great-grandparents

    In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, JTA’s sister site Kveller asked readers to submit photographs of their children with great-grandparents who survived the Holocaust. Here’s a video of the touching and adorable results.

  • ‘Birthright for Jewish moms’ reaches out to Spanish-speakers

    BUENOS AIRES (JTA) — The first Cuban delegation will participate in the “Birthright for Jewish moms” trip to Israel, as the sponsoring group works to expand its reach in Latin America. Sponsored by the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project, the participants in Momentum Israel, as the trip is actually called, will visit the country from May 9 to…