Jewish history of Santa Fe


For reasons I’ve never quite understood, my video of Mexican Jewish neighborhoods remains the most watched Wandering Jew video ever. As of today, just over 20,000 of you have watched it.

In Santa Fe, I tried to recreate something of that story. It too is a place with an interesting Jewish story that not too many people know. And while it lacks the size and breadth of the Jewish history of Mexico City, in some ways the early Ashkenazi Jews who arrived in the early 19th century have had a more central impact on the subsequent two centuries of city life.

Thanks especially to Stefanie Beninato, my tour guide through Jewish Santa Fe.  


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