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  • Confessions of a Harry Potter hoarder

    3 weeks ago

    It took 15 years for Menahem Asher Silva Vargas to break the Guinness World Record, but now, not even Voldemort can stop him: The 37-year-old Mexico City lawyer is the proud owner of the biggest Harry Potter collection in the world. 

    Vargas started collecting in 1999 when he...

  • Eating San Miguel de Allende [SLIDESHOW]

    By Rob Eshman

    February 16, 2012 | 5:01 pm

    In my editor’s column I wrote about attending Shabbat services at the small congregation in San Miguel de Allende during a recent trip there.

    But man doesn’t live by shul alone.  He lives by shul occasionally, and food obsessively.  Or that’s just me.

    When we travel Naomi tends to...

  • Israeli father and daughter found shot in Mexico

    October 18, 2010 | 10:40 am

    An Israeli man and his daughter were found dead in their home in Mexico City amid signs of violence.

    The bodies, riddled with gunshot wounds and signs of violence, were discovered Sunday by volunteers for the ZAKA international rescue unit.

    Moshe Aruh, 60, and his daughter Sapir,...

  • Exploring Mexico City’s Jewish Past

    By Corrie MacLaggan

    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.