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Argentina’s president adopts Jewish godson

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9 hours ago

Fernandez received Yair, his parents and three of his brothers in her office, where they lit Chanukah candles together on a Chanukah menorah from Israel presented to the president by the Tawil family. Image via Twitter

Argentina’s president has accepted an official Jewish godson for the first time in the country’s history.

President Christina Fernandez described in seven tweets her meeting with her new... read full article

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