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Carnival in Brazil: Jews Are Finding Their Way In

by Alex Minkin “YIDELE IS A SMART KID, he tells everyone that Carnival is not Jewish.” The author of the 1930s Yiddish textbook from São Paulo, shown at left (from the YIVO collection), wasn’t joking. In the early 20th century, Carnival, seen as a wild pagan street party, appalled the ancestors of the majority of […]

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