In Buenos Aires, a mayor facing a Jewish challenger taps a rabbi to lead his party’s list
By Diego Melamed
BUENOS AIRES (JTA) -- Rabbi Sergio Bergman, already one of Buenos Aires’ most prominent spiritual leaders, has become one of the Argentine capital’s most highly visible political candidates.
Bergman was tapped by the city’s incumbent mayor, Mauricio Macri, to lead his PRO party’s list for the municipal legislature. As the top candidate on the center-right party's slate, the rabbi is virtually assured of securing a spot in the city legislature in the July 10 municipal elections.
Meanwhile, Macri’s main challenger for the mayoralty is Jewish. Daniel Filmus, a former Argentine education minister, will be facing off against Macri for the city’s top job for a second time. Argentina’s president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, picked Filmus to run as the candidate of her center-left Victory Front...more...
Yes, Argentinian Rabbi Sergio Bergman is a Jew. He was chosen by Buenos Aires' mayor, Mauricio Macri, to lead his PRO party’s list for the municipal legislature.