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Jewish Journal

Corrie MacLaggan

  • Exploring Mexico City’s Jewish Past

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    For someone wandering the cobblestone streets of Mexico City's Historic Center, where the sound of the cathedral bells fills the air and the streets have names like Jesus Maria, it's hard to imagine that this neighborhood was once the heart of the country's Jewish community.

    But...

  • Viva la Cinema!

    February 5, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    In Veracruz, Mexico, there lived a group of people who for generations had avoided eating pork and lit candles on Friday night without knowing why. In the early 1980s, some members of the group discovered their Jewish roots and converted to Judaism, and now, 20 years later, are...

  • Mexican Jews Hail Discrimination Law

    October 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Mexican Jews are pleased that the government has begun implementing a recent law that explicitly prohibits anti-Semitic discrimination.

    The Federal Law to Prevent and Eliminate Discrimination -- which one government official called "one of the most advanced laws of its kind" --...