Tag Archives: Peru

Women Praying, Lima, Peru, 2003

At a house on the outskirts of Peru’s capital city, Lima, women pray the afternoon service, mincha. As part of a community of recent converts to Judaism, the congregation lacks some of the basic resources that other groups might take for granted. For instance, they read from a paper Torah scroll rather than a more …

Bet-Levi, Peru, 2003

This family lives in the Amazonian jungle of Peru. You can see the refl‰ection of the rainforest just outside their house. You can also see symbols of Jewish identity on their door. Photographer Zion Ozeri explains the family’s history: “Moroccan Jews came to Peru for the rubber industry about 100 years ago. The rubber industry died out, and …