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Photo journal: Jewish gaucho
Introduction

When Jews fleeing the 19th-Century pogroms in Eastern Europe came to Argentina most of them went to the cities. But a few set up communities in the remote countryside. These farmers became known as the Jewish gauchos or cowboys.

Arminio Seiferheld is one of the last remaining Jewish gauchos - tending his cattle by day and officiating at the synagogue by night.

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