The Seventh Heaven: Travels Through Jewish Latin America (Pitt Latin American Series)

The Seventh Heaven: Travels Through Jewish Latin America (Pitt Latin American Series)

Ilan Stavans, University of Pittsburgh Press, 10/15/2019

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 Jews of San Miguel de Allende

The Jews of San Miguel de Allende

Roslyn Bernstein, Tablet, 04/21/2019

The service was electrifying, conducted in Hebrew, with some readings in English and Spanish, and enthusiastic communal singing.

Mexican Director’s Jewish Theme

Mexican Director's Jewish Theme

George Medovoy, The Jerusalem Post, 03/27/2019

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

New Jewish Documentation Center, Containing 100 Years of Jewish Life in Mexico City, Opens This Week

Alan Grabinsky, Tablet, 01/07/2019

The paper legacies of separate immigrant communities return under one roof after earthquake-induced exile

A Mexican Jewish Babka is Taking over Chicago

A Mexican Jewish Babka is Taking over Chicago

Emily Paster, The Nosher, 01/02/2019

Jewish classics get Mexican flavors from this new Chicago bakery.

Mexico City’s Jewish mayor wants to be identified by her policies, not her ethnicity

Mexico City’s Jewish mayor wants to be identified by her policies, not her ethnicity

Alan Grabinsky, JTA, 12/06/2018

Mexico City Mayor, Claudia Sheinbaum, breaks silence on religion claims.

Pioneering Initiative Explores the Latin American Jewish Diaspora

Pioneering Initiative Explores the Latin American Jewish Diaspora

Judy Bolton-Fasman, Jewish Boston, 08/06/2018

The Latin American Jewish & Gender Studies project, a new initiative of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, will explore myriad aspects of Latin American Jewry.

Hanukkah Moon

Hanukkah Moon

Deborah da Costa and Gosia Mosz, Kar-Ben Publishing, 10/10/2017

An unusual Hanukkah story with a multi-cultural focus, this title celebrates a little-known custom of the Latin-Jewish community.

Secret Crypto-Jewish Diaries Rediscovered in New York, Displayed in Mexico City

Secret Crypto-Jewish Diaries Rediscovered in New York, Displayed in Mexico City

Alan Grabinsky, Tablet, 09/15/2017

Ahead of Mexico’s Independence Day, the autobiographical writings of Inquisition victim Luis de Carvajal finally go home