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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.


  • 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.

  • Brazilian candidates anger Jews

    Sen. Jose Alencar, the leading candidate to become Brazil’s vice president, apologized after saying that the only solution to the Middle East conflict was for Israelis to pick up and leave the region. While this was the most serious gaffe of the cam

  • Sao Paulo Jews plan after census

    New census data on Sao Paulo Jews may help Brazil’s largest Jewish community plan more effectively. A demographer who served as a consultant to the survey called it “the most complete and updated Jewish counting ever performed in Latin America.”

  • Brazilian program treats Jews’ addictions

    Following a recent expansion, JACS Brasil — the acronym is short for Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons and Significant Others — is hoping to provide more help and support for Brazilian Jews with alcohol and drug problems.