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  • The Amazon’s magical mystery rabbi

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Details of Rabbi Shalom Emmanuel Muyal's mission and death in the Amazon remain obscure, but that's nothing compared to the mystery of his afterlife.

    Local Catholics have named him the Santo Judeu Milagreiro de Manaus, or the Holy Jewish Miracle Worker of Manaus. His tomb receives...

  • Political Ties of U.S.

    By Dr. Alexander Ford

    April 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The old truths by which we in the Jewish community have ordered our political alliances are being shaken to the core.

    This became clear to me last week, as I sat, shmoozed and listened along with the 5,000 delegates at the 43rd annual Policy Conference of the American Israel Public...

  • Where Have All the Jews Gone?

    By Rabbi Elazar Muskin

    January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    It was one of those moments that capture a nation's interest. The Powerball Lottery reached $314.9 million and one person, Andrew J. Whittaker from Hurricane, W.Va., was the lucky winner. As the media descended upon him and his wife, Jewell, asking them about everything under the...

  • United We Stand

    By Journal Staff

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Nearly twice as many residents as last year intend to participate in the We Stand With Israel trip next month, Federation Executive Director Bunnie Mauldin said,adding that "despite what's going on politically or war with Iraq on the horizon, our aim is the same."

    The trip is an...

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  • Amsterdam’s Split Personality

    By Anthea Gerrie

    October 17, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Anne Frank's house, a fabulous 17th century synagogue and an excellent heritage museum give Amsterdam special appeal for Jewish visitors. But they are all sites whose very existence reflect the city's incurable split personality, making for a sightseeing experience that constantly...

  • Tunisian Jews Defy Attack

    By Judith Fein

    May 2, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Jews here persevered with their annual Lag B'Omer celebration this week in spite of a recent terrorist attack that rocked their tiny island community. The numbers were down from past celebrations, but still hundreds of tourists came to join the 1,000 Jewish Jerbans for the pilgrimage...

  • Avalon in August

    By Adam Wills

    August 17, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Catalina is only 22 miles across the sea from Los Angeles, but to many visitors it feels like a distant land. For one particular community of Sephardic Jews, it's that very feeling that has kept them coming back over the past 75 years.

    To Rhodeslis, Ladino-speaking Jews from the Greek...

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