As COVID-19 puts Brazil’s poverty issues into sharp focus, Brazilian Jews rush to help favelas

Cnaan Liphshiz, Jewish Telegraph Agency, 06/05/2020

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, Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, 02/12/2020

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

Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 11/07/2019

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

Desiree Griggs, esri, 10/14/2019

Brazil has had long history of discrimination against blacks.

Descendants of forcefully converted Jews open mikvah in northern Brazil

Cnaan Lipshiz, JTA, 08/09/2019

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

Eduardo Campos Lima, Religious News Service, 05/28/2019

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

Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 03/28/2019

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

Cnaan Liphshiz, The Times of Israel, 12/29/2018

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

Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 12/26/2018

An insider look into the diverse Jewish communities of Recife, Brazil.

Tropical storm devastates Jewish cemetery in Brazil

Staff, JTA, 04/18/2015

Jewish graves were destroyed when the torrential rain and winds brought down a massive tree atop the Jewish Cemetery of Bahia in Salvador on April 10, Luciano Fingergut, the Bahia community’s president, wrote in a statement earlier this week.

Ultra- Orthodox Brothers Bring Brazil's Capoeira to Israel

Hannah Dreyfus, Tablet Magazine, 01/31/2014

Tikkum Olam, Brazilian Style

Helen Chernikoff, The Jewish Week, 10/03/2012

Yom Kippur machzor translated for Brazilian Jews

JTA, The Jerusalem Post, 09/13/2010

Madrijim School Trains Argentine Jews

Florencia Arbiser,, 09/19/2007

Sao Paulo Jews Elect New President

JTA Staff,, 06/15/2007

Brazil Plans First Kosher McDonald's

Staff Writer, JTA, 05/09/2007

Brazil's Leader: Holocaust Must Never Be Denied

Associated Press,, 02/03/2007