Toulouse, Vegans, and Jewish New Mexico

Around the world in four clicks! We hand-pick unusual and noteworthy news items of Jewish interest from all corners of the globe. It’s like taking your web-surfing in a convenient “to go” cup. A fresh serving of news, brought to you by JewDub.

From Maimonide of Brooklyn: Credit Rachel Barrett Tablet Magazine

This week the Jewish community suffered a tremendous loss in Toulouse, France. The JewDub Team’s thoughts are with the victims of this attack and the too many victims of other instances of anti-Semitism around the world. Here are a few thought-provoking opinion pieces for your consideration: Haaretz, Slate, and CNN.

On the lighter side, we continue with our food theme this week by offering a link to a fascinating restaurant review where the chef is inspired by Maimonides, the medieval Jewish philosopher,  as well as a pudding made by Muslims to end a fast day during Passover. Then, we take you to Chile, where a “Jewish” soccer star has quite the following, and on to a glimpse of Jewish New Mexico vis-a-vis a family history.

Maimonides and Vegans in Brooklyn? I’m sold.

Rodrigo Goldberg, Chile’s “Jewish” Futbolista, is a fascinating historical enigma for Jews the world over.

Who knew? Sunni Muslims make this pudding on the Day of Ashura, to commemorate the liberation of the Jewish People from Pharaoh.

A fascinating personal narrative of Jewish New Mexico.


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About the Author:

Sarah Zaides is a PhD Candidate in the Department of History at the University of Washington. She holds the Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, was previously the Stroum and Althea Stroum Graduate Fellow and the Titus Ellison Fellow from the Jackson School of International Studies, and has been a recipient of fellowships from the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Vidal Sassoon Center, and the US Department of State. She is currently at work on a dissertation titled "Tevye’s Ottoman Daughter: Sephardi and Ashkenazi Jewries in the Shatterzones of Empire 1882-1923," which follows the saga of Russian Jews in Constantinople and Western Anatolia on the eve of Turkish and Soviet statehood. When Sarah isn't writing her dissertation, you can find her chasing vitamin D or working toward her life goal of being able to play (at least) the first movement of each of Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas.

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