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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Jewish life blooms in Boquete, Panama

Boquete, Panama is a small town in the Chiriqui province in Panama’s interior, little more than thirty miles away from the Costa Rican border. Known for its abundant natural beauty, steady mountain climate, and a currency linked to the American dollar, it is a popular destination for tourists, and North American retirees. Mrs. Barbara Rabkin moved to Boquete back in...
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In honor of World Refugee Day, the WJC has launched a social media campaign dedicated to the millions of refugees displaced from their homes. https://youtu.be/CH9xcyTv3tg
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