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Kosher Feijoada and Other Paradoxes of Jewish Life in São Paulo
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Kosher Feijoada and Other Paradoxes of Jewish Life in São Paulo

Misha Klein


In spite of exclusion and persecution under Portuguese colonial rule, today the world's largest Catholic country is home to the second largest Jewish community in Latin America. Being Jewish in Brazil is fraught with contradictions, and being Jewish in São Paulo intensifies the contrasts. In this metropolis, Jews from over 60 countries of origin explore the meaning of being both Jewish and Brazilian, constructing community and identity in distinctively Brazilian ways. Embracing the unattained national ideal of “racial democracy,” Jews in São Paulo explain both their inclusion in the nation and ... More

Keywords: Brazil, Jews, Transnationalism, Diaspora, National identity, Ethnic identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780813039879
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813039879.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Misha Klein, author

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