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  • Rabbi Juan Mejia: From Catholicism to Judaism

    August 6, 2014 | 11:42 am

    Recently, Temple Ner Tamid in Downey hosted Juan Mejia, a rabbi who has been profiled in the New York Daily News and Israel’s Haaretz; the Jewish Daily Forward called him one of “America’s most inspirational rabbis.” 

    At 36, Mejia comes across a bit like a young Jewish Santa...

  • Colombia’s Jewish soccer hero: Jose Pekerman

    July 1, 2014 | 11:46 am

    A Jewish Argentinean has become a national hero in Colombia.

    Coach Jose Pekerman is leading Colombia’s national soccer team to its best-ever appearance at the World Cup.

    On Saturday the cafeteros (coffee makers) beat Uruguay 2-0 and reached the quarter final stage for first...

  • Israelis investigated for drug trafficking in Colombia

    February 7, 2012 | 11:55 am

    At least eight Israelis described as former military personnel are being investigated for drug trafficking in Colombia.

    The men, who are also being investigated for money laundering and the exploitation of minors, have been monitored by police for the past year, Colombia’s...

  • Amazing New Year’s Eve in Cartagena (Slideshow)

    George Rajna

    April 10, 2011 | 12:01 pm

    My wife Lisa and I had already had already spent a few days in Cartagena and a couple of weeks in Colombia, all the while awaiting New Year’s Eve.  Since we’d had a very disappointing New Years celebration a few years back in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, we were ready for a true...

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  • World Briefs

    September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    U.S. Vetoes U.N. Resolution

    The United States vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that would have demanded Israel not "remove" Yasser Arafat. The United States vetoed the resolution Tuesday at the 15-member council in New York because it does not explicitly condemn...

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