Brazil’s Bolsonaro Signs Law Excusing Jewish Students from Exams, Classes on Sabbath. Israeli humanitarian aid delegation to Brazil. Venezuelans Happy With Netanyahu, Want to restore ties with Israel. Israel’s Diplomatic Tiptoeing on Venezuelan Politics

“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. Exodus 20:8-10 (The Israel Bible™)

Recently-inaugurated Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro signed a new law, which allows Jewish and non-Jewish students to skip school exams and classes for religious reasons. Only a matter of days after taking office, Brazil’s new president enacted legislation that will permit students to be absent on any date, in which according to their religious beliefs the exercise of activities is prohibited. For Jewish students this means the Sabbath – and there have been instances of university exams being scheduled on a Saturday with students made to sit in a proctored classroom from 1:00 p.m. until 7 p.m. so that they could start the test after sunset without the possibility of cheating – and also festivals such as Pesach (Passover) ,Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles). Read More:


Venezuelans Happy With Netanyahu. Want to restore ties with Israel: Israeli PM joined the USA, Canada and other Western countries in recognizing Venezualan’s opposition leader as the leader of Venezuela. In response a leader of the Venezuala opposition issued the following video message thanking PM Netanyahu and looking to restore ties with Israel. More countries should be creating ties with Israel. Israel has contributed more to the world than most people realize! Who wouldn’t want to benefit? Read More – See video:

Israel’s Diplomatic Tiptoeing on Venezuelan Politics: Venezuela is in the midst of a political crisis right now after several countries declared recognition of Guaido, not incumbent Maduro, as president. How does Israel’s recognition of Guaido as president affect the Venezuelan Jewish community?


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