Judaism Unbound Bonus Episode: Trefa Banquet 2.0 - Alix Wall


Image Credit: Lydia Daniller

Image Credit: Lydia Daniller


Dan and Lex are joined by Alix Wall, an award-winning journalist, founder of The Illuminoshi: The Not-So-Secret Society of Bay Area Jewish Food Professionals, and organizer of its "Trefa Banquet 2.0." The banquet (Trefa means "not kosher") gathered Jews together for an experience that combined the culinary and the educational. And yes -- pork was on the menu.


Check out these links for more coverage of the Trefa Banquet 2.0:

Organizers of Trefa Banquet 2.0 - Image Credit: Lydia Daniller

Organizers of Trefa Banquet 2.0 - Image Credit: Lydia Daniller


Image Credit: Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati

Image Credit: Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati

For an article by Alix Wall on her relationship to pork, click here!

 

To learn more about the first Trefa Banquet, which occurred in 1883, we recommend:

The Myth of the Trefa Banquet - Lance J. Sussman, American Jewish Archives

The Trefa Banquet and the End of a Dream - Michael Feldberg, MyJewishLearning.com

The Great Food Fight of 1883 - Jenna Weissman Joselit, The Forward

"What Really Happened at the Original Trefa Banquet" - Jonathan Sarna, JTA