Kosher Feijoada and Other Paradoxes of Jewish Life in Sao Paulo Misha Klein

ISBN: 9780813043548

Published: April 1st 2012

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273 pages


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Kosher Feijoada and Other Paradoxes of Jewish Life in Sao Paulo  by  Misha Klein

Kosher Feijoada and Other Paradoxes of Jewish Life in Sao Paulo by Misha Klein
April 1st 2012 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 273 pages | ISBN: 9780813043548 | 3.57 Mb

Being Jewish in Brazil--the worlds largest Catholic country--is fraught with paradoxes, and living in Suo Paulo only amplifies these vivid contradictions. The metropolis is home to Jews from over 60 countries of origin, and to the Hebraica, theMoreBeing Jewish in Brazil--the worlds largest Catholic country--is fraught with paradoxes, and living in Suo Paulo only amplifies these vivid contradictions. The metropolis is home to Jews from over 60 countries of origin, and to the Hebraica, the worldOCOs largest Jewish athletic and social club.Jewish identity is rooted in layered experiences of historical and contemporary dispersal and border crossings.

Brazil is famously tolerant of difference but less understanding of longings for elsewhere. Celebrating both Carnival and the High Holidays is but one example of how Jews in Suo Paulo hold themselves together as a community in the face of the forces of assimilation.Misha KleinOCOs fascinating ethnography reveals the complex intertwining of Jewish and Brazilian life and identity.



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