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  • Rio pays tribute to 11 Israeli victims of ’72 Munich Olympic massacre

    August 15, 2016 | 10:37 am

    Under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee, Brazilian senior officials joined sports activists from Israel and elsewhere at a commemoration of the 11 Israeli victims of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre.

    The Israeli and Brazilian Olympic committees and members of...

  • Jewish Rio Olympics CEO prays for no political turmoil during games

    June 30, 2016 | 9:00 am

    Sidney Levy, the Jewish chief executive officer of the Rio 2016 organizing committee, called for divine intervention to prevent national political turmoil during the upcoming Olympic Games.

    Levy said he hoped the upcoming vote to impeach suspended President Dilma Rousseff would...

  • Chabad ‘welcome centers’ in Rio to offer kosher food, multilingual assistance for Olympics

    June 27, 2016 | 10:17 am

    Chabad will convert its three Rio de Janeiro centers into “welcome centers” for the estimated 40,000 Jewish visitors expected this summer for the Brazil Olympics and Paralympic Games.

    The sites in Leblon, Copacabana and Barra will provide kosher food and a prayer minyan, as well...

  • Rio Jews sue far-left news service for article blaming president’s ouster on ‘Zionists’

    June 23, 2016 | 11:49 am

    The Rio Jewish federation filed a criminal suit against a far-left news service for publishing an anti-Semitic article blaming Jews for the suspension of President Dilma Rousseff last month.

    The article in Vermelho alleged that Israel is through its proxies in charge of what he...

  • Top officials put a Jewish stamp on the Rio Olympics

    June 16, 2016 | 11:20 am

    Mazel tov! That’s perhaps how the big shots in charge of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the first to take place in South America, will toast victories when the competition gets underway Aug. 5.

    Three of the top officials of the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee, including its president,...

  • Battling Zika, Brazil’s Jews turn to bug repellent and indoor activities

    March 7, 2016 | 3:34 pm

    Despite recent summer temperatures here topping out at 42 degrees Celsius (109 Fahrenheit), Milena Rozenbrah has become accustomed recently to dressing in pants and long sleeves when she leaves home.

    A Jewish mother in Brazil’s second-largest city, Rozenbrah is concerned not for...

  • Rio 2016 Olympic Village to commemorate Munich massacre, other deaths

    March 2, 2015 | 8:36 am

    The International Olympic Committee will erect a place to mourn family and friends at the 2016 Games in Rio, including the 11 Israeli athletes killed by terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

    The closing ceremony also will feature a moment of reflection to remember those who...

  • Brazilian Jews Rally Against Intolerance

    April 27, 2009 | 7:17 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA)—Thousands of Brazilian Jews rallied to protest next month’s scheduled visit to their country by Iran’s president and to remember the Holocaust.

    Some 2,500 people participated Sunday in the ninth annual Regional March of the Living in Sao Paulo, Brazil’s largest...