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  • Chile’s Jews part of the larger community in Santiago

    By Peter Rothholz

    January 4, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    When a fire alarm sounds in the south-central section of Santiago, it's answered by a unique company of firefighters -- Bomba Israel. In keeping with the Chilean custom, this is an all-volunteer bomba (fire brigade), and each of the company's firefighters is Jewish. Their emblem is...