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A bake sale to combat antisemitism draws high-profile Jewish foodies, but few non-Jewish allies

 

An online bake sale to combat antisemitism has drawn many Jewish participants, but Daniela Weiner, right, is among the few non-Jews to participate.

(JTA) - When Daniela Weiner heard about a virtual bake sale against antisemitism, the Chicago pastry chef and food photographer didn't think twice about joining.

Weiner is not Jewish. But she has participated in benefit bake sales before, raising $1,500 last year for racial justice causes, and she also knew that some of her Jewish friends in the food world were alarmed by a recent spate of antisemitic incidents.

"Seeing a friend talk about this, crying on social media that she is afraid ... I cannot even imagine," said Weiner, who is originally from Austria. "For me it was an instinct to j...



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