Internationally renowned essayist and cultural commentator Ilan Stavans spent five years traveling from across a dozen countries in Latin America, in search of what defines the Jewish communities in the region, whose roots date back to Christopher Columbus’s arrival. In the tradition of V.S. Naipaul’s explorations of India, the Caribbean, and the Arab World, he came back with an extraordinarily vivid travelogue.
The service was electrifying, conducted in Hebrew, with some readings in English and Spanish, and enthusiastic communal singing.
Isaac Cherem, the young Mexican film director, believes that his coming-of-age film Leona might cause a “tsunami” in Mexico’s Syrian-Jewish community.
New Jewish Documentation Center, Containing 100 Years of Jewish Life in Mexico City, Opens This Week
The paper legacies of separate immigrant communities return under one roof after earthquake-induced exile
Jewish classics get Mexican flavors from this new Chicago bakery.
Mexico City Mayor, Claudia Sheinbaum, breaks silence on religion claims.
The Latin American Jewish & Gender Studies project, a new initiative of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, will explore myriad aspects of Latin American Jewry.
Ahead of Mexico’s Independence Day, the autobiographical writings of Inquisition victim Luis de Carvajal finally go home
Another Promised Land: Anita Brenner’s Mexico offers a new perspective on the art and visual culture of Mexico and its relationship to the United States as seen through the life and work of the Mexican-born, American Jewish writer Anita Brenner (1905–1974).