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  • Around the Jewish World Community Medicine Bank Serves Thousands of Needy Argentine Jews

    A makeshift Jewish communal medicine bank, staffed by volunteers, has evolved into a professional operation serving thousands of needy Argentine Jews. Founded in 1999 in response to the demands of Argentina’s impoverished Jews, Community Pharmacy Refuot supplies medicine to people with chronic diseases and other illnesses who can’t afford the drugs they need. A combination… More ▸

  • Around the Jewish World Donations from Argentine Jews to Local Jewish Charities on the Rise

    After years of depending on the kindness of others, donations from Argentine Jews to their own Jewish charities are increasing. Despite the fact that Argentina’s Jewish community lacks a comprehensive fund-raising strategy and tax deductions for charitable giving never surpass 5 percent, more and more Jews are contributing to local projects and institutions. The Buenos… More ▸

  • Arts & Culture Two Can Tango: Arabs and Jews Play Argentina’s Music Together

    Anibal Jaule, a well-known tango singer, has performed throughout his native Argentina and as far away as the United Arab Emirates But the 54-year-old baritone, whose ancestors came from Lebanon, never imagined that one day he’d sing in a synagogue. Along with three other Argentine musicians of Arab descent and seven Jewish musicians, Jaule forms… More ▸

  • Jewish Groups Pleased but Wary After Argentina Says It Flubbed Amia Probe

    It’s about time, but the struggle is far from over. That’s how Memoria Activa founder Adriana Reisfeld summed up the Argentine government’s long-awaited admission of guilt last Friday during a hearing at the Organization of American States in Washington. At the hearing, which was closed to the media, representatives of Argentine President Nestor Kirchner presented… More ▸

  • About to Acknowledge Cover-up, Argentina Begins New Probe of Blast

    From their seventh-floor perch in downtown Buenos Aires, prosecutors Alberto Nisman and Marcelo Martinez Burgos have a sweeping view of this city’s most important public square, the bustling Plaza de Mayo. But the two men have had no time to enjoy the panorama. As chief prosecutors investigating the 1994 bombing of the AMIA headquarters only… More ▸