Jews in the centro

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Trotsky was not the only Jew who emigrated to Mexico. Most of us who've come here have been luckier than he. If you are interested in the history of the Jews in Mexico City, next Sunday, June 16, Mónica Unikel will be giving a guided tour of Jewish history in the Centro Histórico. Among the places she will take you are a housing complex that, before Jews moved in, used to be a convent. She'll also show you where Jewish street vendors sold their wares, former tailor shops, Yiddish theatres, and kosher butchers. I have taken Mónica's tours before and they are a delight --  both informative and entertaining. If you would like more information or want to reserve a spot on Sunday's tour you can write to