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The Liqueur-Making Jews of Curacao

By On April 17, 2015

The oldest continually active Jewish congregation in the Americas? Hint: check your margarita glass. Congregation Mikve Israel Emmanuel in Curacao — home of the liqueur of the same name — holds the… Read More

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Jewish Gauchos of Argentina

By On October 12, 2011

A town of Jewish immigrants, uprooted from czarist Russia to the Argentinian Pampas. Sounds crazy, no? The Spanish-language story collection Jewish Gauchos of the Pampas, written in 1910, describes a group of fictitious Jews who, fleeing real-life pogroms, wind… Read More

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Jews Aren’t Just White

By On October 11, 2011

Is the Jewish population growing or shrinking? It could be doing either, depending which survey you’re looking at. The one thing everyone agrees on is this: It’s changing. Be’chol Lashon is a group dedicated to… Read More

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