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  • The Catholic Method

    By Rob Eshman

    December 2, 2015 | 1:55 pm

    Just before the latest wave of religious fanaticism crashed against civilization, I was in Mexico City, talking about the last wave.

    Not so long ago — in the long span of human history — the Catholic Church terrorized the Jews, Muslims, Protestants, Hindus and many other...

  • Mexico: El Shul de Jesús María

    November 10, 2015 | 11:56 am

    During a recent visit to Mexico City, a friend suggested I visit La Sinogoga Justo Sierra in La Merced, a neighborhood not far from the Zócalo and Catedral de México. La Merced is an old area of the city where most Mexican Jews, from Syria, Lebanon and Europe, and many other...

  • Designer embraces the bright, bold

    June 17, 2015 | 3:08 pm

    "I like meaning,” Karen Frid-Madden declared as she walked through the downstairs of her one-of-a-kind Santa Monica home, which she designed in collaboration with family members. It’s a space that reflects lives deeply and thoughtfully experienced, and it’s a far cry from the...

  • Confessions of a Harry Potter hoarder

    By Tess Cutler

    February 11, 2015 | 12:25 pm

    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.