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Jewish Journal

Marcus Moraes

  • What’s Portuguese for Cohen?

    April 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    A major new tool can help Brazilians learn about their possible Iberian Jewish origins: the "Dictionary of Sephardic Surnames," a 528-page tome featuring some 17,000 surnames of Sephardic Jewish families from Portugal, Spain and Italy and their descendants.

    Written in Portuguese and...

  • Kicking it Old World

    February 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    "Guib a click, dos is YidishMusic."

    This sentence can be heard several times a day from Brazilian electronic engineer Carlos Daniel Kibrit, 46, founder and producer of the 24-hour Webcast called YidishMusic.

    "Give a click, this is JewishMusic," translated Kibrit, who also is...