A history of the jewish community of argentina

InRussian Jews arrived in Argentina on the S. A cheder was established for less than ten students, and in the s, a Jewish-Yiddish school was established, which changed its name to the I.

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The first synagogue was inaugurated in The Argentine government allowed five rabbis to visit them: these were the only chaplains permitted to accompany the Argentine Army during the conflict, and were the only non-Catholic chaplains ever permitted to serve. There are also 18 Jewish cemeteries located in Argentina, of those seven are still active.

Authorities in Buenos Aires arrested two Iranians in March traveling on fake Israeli passports and were treating them as possible terror suspects.

Much criticism has been directed against the government and the president for not doing enough to apprehend the perpetrators of these terrorist attacks.

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Jorge Gurvich and Shlomo Slutzky, Argentine-Israeli filmmakers, travel back to Argentina—exploring questions of identity and the meaning of a homeland as they speak with friends and family who have stayed behind.

The Maccabi Sport Federation is also very active in Argentina. A law against racism and antisemitism was passed in the Argentine parliament in Even well-educated young people are finding it next to impossible to find a job.

A history of the jewish community of argentina

This attack followed the bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires in President Menem also ordered the release of files relating to Argentina's role in serving as a haven for Nazi war criminals. Jorge Gurvich and Shlomo Slutzky, Argentine-Israeli filmmakers, travel back to Argentina—exploring questions of identity and the meaning of a homeland as they speak with friends and family who have stayed behind. Most of the synagogues built before World War II are still in use today. The bank, which had many branches in the province, was managed by members of both communities and was sold to private investors from Buenos Aires in During the economic crisis of —, approximately 4, Argentine Jews made aliyah to Israel. In , Banco Patricios collapsed, taking with it millions of Jewish dollars. This flow was significant during the first decades of the following century, and it was interrupted during the First World War. Menem appointed many Jews to his government, visited Israel a number of times, and offered to help mediate the Israeli-Arab peace process. The gauchos bought land and established a colony, which they named Moiseville. The occupational patterns also changed — a growing number of Jews became active as professionals, mainly as lawyers, chemists and physicians, and there was a decline in the number of those engaged in commercial activity. He came up with a plan to bring Jews to Argentina as autonomous agricultural settlers. Sixty percent of Jewish primary and secondary students in Buenos Aires attend a Jewish school. The Pasteur metro station, at the junction with Avenida Corrientes, is decorated with art works commemorating the atrocity.

There were also many cultural and social events attended by members of both Jewish communities.

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