Brazilian Jews and Arabs hold hummus championship to celebrate coexistence


Brazilian Jews, Christians and Muslims celebrated their peaceful coexistence in Latin America’s largest nation with a competition centered on one of the Middle East’s signature foods.

The Hebraica Jewish club in Sao Paulo organized and hosted an inaugural Abrahamic Hummus Championship last Wednesday, timed to the United Nations’ International Day of Peace. Around 150 people attended the event, and yarmulkes shared the room with keffiyehs and other types of Arab scarves.

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A team of three Christian Arab Brazilians, seated in front, won first place at the inaugural Abrahamic Hummus Championship in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sept. 21, 2022

A team of three Christian Arab Brazilians, seated in front, won first place at the inaugural Abrahamic Hummus Championship in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sept. 21, 2022

(Photo: Courtesy of Hebraica Sao Paulo)

Ariel Krok, one of the event’s organizers, compared the contest to a “soccer friendly match.”…

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