Buenos Aires

What Lies Beneath

Damián Szifron’s Oscar-nominated ‘Wild Tales’ exposes dangers lurking in modern-day Buenos Aires.

Special To The Jewish Week

A Jewish filmmaker working in Buenos Aires can be forgiven if he is a bit paranoid. Given ongoing events in Argentina, culminating in the ongoing investigation of the death of Alberto Nisman, the prosecutor in the AMIA bombing case, you would have to be insane not to be suspicious.

In a scene from “Wild Tales,” Erica Rivas realizes that her husband is not what she imagined. Sony Pictures Classics

Journalist Who First Reported Nisman’s Death Flees Argentina


Buenos Aires, Argentina — The Argentine-Israeli journalist who first reported the death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman has fled to Israel following threats to his safety.

Preliminary Report: No Others Involved In Gunshot Death Of AMIA Special Prosecutor


There was no sign of intervention by others in the shooting death of Alberto Nisman, the special prosecutor in the AMIA Jewish center bombing, according to preliminary autopsy reports.

AMIA Jewish Center Bombing Special Prosecutor Found Dead


Buenos Aires, Argentina — Alberto Nisman, the special prosecutor in the bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires, was found dead hours before he was to meet with lawmakers regarding the 1994 attack.

Study Suggests Fixes For Israel Detachment

The road to affinity with Israel runs through relationships with other Jews, wherever they are found, study says.

Staff Writer

Between a quarter and a half of all day school students feel detached from Israel. To fix the problem, it may actually be more helpful for students to see their parents serving on the board of the local JCC than for the family to visit the Jewish State.

A child’s affinity with Israel grows from ties with Jews from afar, be it Haifa or Hartford, a study found. Michael Daitikash/JW

Where Jewish Culture Runs Deep

Special To The Jewish Week

There are a few reasons why a New Yorker will feel at home in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the second-largest city in South America: he has to negotiate busy streets and assertive natives, and take the “subte” (the subway) to get around. He can always find pizza and he gets to choose from an abundant roster of cultural events. But with its decaying colonial architecture and unique blend of gentility and bellicosity, Buenos Aires is also a true mix of Europe and South America.

A plaque commemorating slain Israeli leader Yitzchak Rabin in Buenos Aires’ Retiro neighborhood. Caroline Lagnado/JW

Lost and Found: Midwestern Kindness

Jewish Week Online Columnist

I've been on the road a lot lately. In addition to traveling to Israel for the Rabbinical Assembly convention in late June, I've spent at few days at the Jersey shore, and as I write this late on Thursday night, I'm actually in Buenos Aires for the second time this year, participating in an international conference of the Masorti/Conservative movement.  And while I'm here– the conference was scheduled around this other event– it was my great privilege this evening to participate in the Tekkes Hasmachah, the rabbinical ordination ceremony, of the graduating rabbis at the Seminario Rabbinico Latino Americano, the Conservative Movement's sister seminary in Argentina.

Rabbi Gerald Skolnik

For Argentine Filmmaker, The Past Is Present

A look at the art and truth of the documentaries of Leandro Katz.

Jewish Week Film Critic

For the artist, the history of the 20th century is a stinging nettle that must be grasped with care and the knowledge that pain will surely follow. For the Jewish artist and the Latin American artist, that certainty is magnified by experience. So how does a Latin American Jewish artist approach the subject of history?

Che Guevara in a scene from Leandro Katz’s “The Day You’ll Love Me.” (Freddy Alborta)

Iran Willing To Cooperate In '94 Argentina Bombing Probe


Iran said it will cooperate with Argentina's investigation into the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires, while denying responisbility for the blast.

The Islamic Republic announced its willingness to cooperate in a statement issued by the foreign ministry on July 16, which condemned the attack and offered condolences to the families of the 85 people killed in the attack. Some 300 people were also injured.

Rabbi Elected To Buenos Aires Parliament


Argentinean Rabbi Sergio Bergman won a seat on the Buenos Aires municipal legislature.

The rabbi led the vote tally with 45 percent of the votes, garnering triple the number of votes of the candidate who came in second place, Juan Cabandié of the Victory Front Party, who won 14 percent of the vote. .

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