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The Jews of Panama: A Prosperous Community Between Two Oceans

Hosted By: Qesher

Welcome to Panama, the only place where you can see the sunrise in the Pacific Ocean and set on the Atlantic Ocean. This is also the only country other than Israel to have had two Jewish Presidents in the XX Century. That is no small feat for a community that has existed openly only since the end of Spanish colonial rule in the 1820s. Home to 10,000-12,000 Jews, it is the largest continuously existing Jewish Community in Central America and it keeps growing thanks to the recent arrival of Jews from other Latin American countries fleeing political and economic instability. Join us on this virtual journey for a historical, demographic, social, gastronomic, and spiritual visit to this small but prosperous community.

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Qesher

There are Jewish communities all around the globe with their own unique history, culture, places, and most of all, people and stories. All of them different, but sharing so much. The aim of Qesher is to connect these different Jewish traditions, not just to know of each other, but to learn about each other. We believe that there is great value in creating a deeper understanding within the Jewish world and exploring Jewish experiences and identities in all their diversity.
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