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is JTA's correspondent in Rio de Janeiro. A freelance journalist and columnist, he contributes to Brazilian Jewish newspapers, magazines and news portals. He also produces news content for Web sites.


  • Latin American Jewish official re-elected

    Brazilian Jack Terpins was unanimously re-elected president of the Latin American Jewish Congress.

  • Brazilian Jews rally for Israel

    A group of Brazilian Jews rallied for Israel and for peace.

  • Direct Israel-Brazil flights set

    El Al will begin direct flights between Israel and Brazil next year.

  • Brazilian dictionary helps find roots

    A new dictionary of Sephardic surnames helps Brazilians learn about their possible Jewish origins.

  • Brazil’s first female rabbi settles in

    Brazil’s first female rabbi paves the way for women in Judaism, dismissing traditionalists’ criticism with open-mindedness and respect for the Torah.

  • Brazilian Jews reach out

    Sao Paulo Jews are launching a public relations campaign to raise money and build awareness of the community in general Brazilian society.

  • Brazilian Jews protest consulate closure

    Plans to close the Israeli consulate in Brazil’s largest city are generating considerable concern among Sao Paulo’s 60,000 Jews, who say it will hamper efforts to promote Israel’s interests in a city that is the hub of Brazil’s Muslim community.

  • Brazilian town popular with Israelis

    Israeli tourists are flocking to Arraial D’Ajuda, a small town on Brazil’s northeastern coast.

  • Rio Carnival presentation causes stir

    A Brazilian Jewish group has touched off a controversy with its decision to sponsor a presentation at this year’s Carnival celebrations. Some Jewish activists blasted the decision, charging that the money could be better spent helping struggling Bra

  • Hora-ing the night away in Brazil

    Brazil is not usually considered to be one of the worldwide centers of cultural Jewish life, but the country recently hosted what is believed to be the largest Jewish dance festival outside Israel.