Gdje sam? Skip Navigation Links Vijesti i arhiva

Novosti News

11.8.2016. 11:04
Židovi u Brazilu

7 things to know about the Jews of Brazil

Ri0 DE JANEIRO (JTA) — When the 2016 Olympic Games open on Friday, August 5, the eyes of the world will be on Rio — the first South American city to host the quadrennial event. The three top officials of the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee, including its president, Carlos Arthur Nuzman, are Members of the Tribe .But what about the remaining 120,000 or so Jews who call Brazil home? Who exactly are they? Here’s what you need to know.

Kada su se Olimpijske igre otvorile u petak 5 kolovoza, sve oči svijeta su uprte u Rio -prvi Južno američki grad koji  ugošćuje ovaj događaj. Tri glavna   člana Organizacijskog odbora, uključujući predsjednika Carlos Arthur Nuzman su članovi # Židovskog plemena". Ali što je sa ostalih 120.000 Židova , što treba znati o njima?

Čitajte u originalnom članku

How many Jews are there in Brazil? There are about 120,000 Jews in Brazil, 
Brazil is home to some 204 million people. About 87 percent of them are Christian, 

Where do they live? Approximately 60,000 Jews live in Sao Paulo,Rio comes in second with a population of nearly 40,000, ..

What are Brazil’s most influential Jewish institutions?

The CONIB, or Brazilian Israelite Confederation, is Established in 1948, it gathers 14 state federations with some 200 institutions. The Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital, in Sao Paulo, Hebraicas:  Jewish sports clubs 

The Jewish presence in Brazil is more than 500 years old.Gaspar da Gama — a Jew by birth who was forcibly baptized — accompanied Portuguese admiral Pedro Alvares Cabral when he landed in Brazil in 1500. Other New Christians or conversos were aboard the ships. In 1624, the Dutch — who were tolerant of Jewish migration and open practice of religion — took over portions of northeast Brazil. In 1637, Jews built the Kahal Zur Israel synagogue in Recife, 

In 1773, a Portuguese royal decree finally abolished discrimination against Jews. .. Russian and Polish Jews escaping pogroms and the Russian Revolution, and again during the 1930s during the rise of Nazis in Europe. In the late 1950s, another wave brought thousands of North African Jews.

What’s the identity of Brazilian Jews?

Brazil’s Jewish community is mostly comprised of Ashkenazi Jews of Polish and German descent, but there is a sizable community of Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews of Syrian, Lebanese, Egyptian and Moroccan ancestry.Most of Brazil’s Jews identify themselves as secular and Zionist. Today the largest synagogues are Conservative and Reform: , the Chabad movement has grown significantly.

How do Brazilian Jews respond to anti-Semitism?

The results of a global survey on anti-Semitic sentiments, released by the Anti-Defamation League in 2014, ranks Brazil among the least anti-Semitic countries in world

What are Brazil-Israel relations like?

Brazil has had ties with Israel since its inception: Brazilian diplomat Oswaldo Aranha presided over the United Nations General Assembly session that voted for the partition of Palestine and for the creation of a Jewish state in 1947. “

The number of Brazilian Jews making aliyah more than doubled between 2011 and 2015...