Jews in Brazil: interlaced histories



The exhibition also analyzes the resulting plurality of the different clusters of Jewish communities established in Brazil and how the customs that form the basis of Jewish life are affected by intergenerational dynamics, whether they are based on individual or collective experiences. The exhibition also shows the numerous intersections and confluences of the Jewish community in Brazil in contemporaneity, although they have different cultural and geographic roots.

Some objects presented in the exhibition refer to the links of Dom Pedro II with Judaism in Imperial Brazil.

They include, for example, a facsimile of a fragment of a Torah that belonged to the Emperor, found at the Quinta da Boa Vista, which served as the imperial residence since the arrival of the Portuguese court in Brazil, today in the collection of the Museu Nacional do Rio de Janeiro.