Shalom, Bolivia: A Jewish Culture Guide

Bolivia may have a decreasing permanent Jewish residents, but thousands of Israeli tourists visit each year. The Jewish history of Bolivia begins at a time before the South American country even existed. While Bolivia was part of the Viceroyalty of Peru during the colonial period, early Jewish settlement began with the arrival of Marranos from Spain. At the time, Jews worked in the silver mines of Potosi and were among the pioneers who founded the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra in 1557. Continue reading...

5 Feb. 2014

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