As COVID-19 puts Brazil’s poverty issues into sharp focus, Brazilian Jews rush to help favelas
The grassroots operation is one of dozens of coronavirus-related aid initiatives by Jews in Brazil, which is among the countries hardest hit by the pandemic.
Five Things I Learned When Traveling to Brazil with 20 Jews of Color
Aaron Samuels shares how traveling to Brazil made conversations about race in the United States more complex.
A Brazilian soccer team wore Stars of David on their jerseys as a tribute to Kristallnacht
Players for one of Brazil’s most popular soccer teams wore Stars of David on their jerseys on Wednesday to remember Kristallnacht, or the 1938 Nazi pogrom that most mark as the beginning of the Holocaust.
A Journey of Racism in Brazil
Brazil has had long history of discrimination against blacks.
Descendants of forcefully converted Jews open mikvah in northern Brazil
Descendants of Jews who were forced to convert to Christianity inaugurated in Brazil what they say is the first ritual bath built for and by people with their family history.
After centuries of persecution, ‘lost’ Brazilian Jews struggle to regain their place
In the past few decades, Brazil has experienced an unexpected Jewish resurgence fueled by the descendants of Portuguese and Spanish Jews forced to convert to Christianity in colonial times, who have lately recovered their lost identity and faith.
In Brazil, a rabbi opens the world’s first summer camp for descendants of forcibly converted Jews
At the world’s only summer camp for descendants of forcibly converted Jews, Oseias Teixeira had numerous first-time experiences.
Sephardic converts give northern Brazil’s dwindling Jewish communities new life
Though emigration is at a high for Ashkenazi Jews, Recife is not in decline — partly thanks to the embrace of Judaism by hundreds of locals with ancestors who fled the Inquisition
In northern Brazil, Sephardic converts are giving dwindling Jewish communities a new lease on life
An insider look into the diverse Jewish communities of Recife, Brazil.