Dominican Republic Chicken SoupThere are Jewish Penicillin recipes from all over the world. This
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The first known Jews to reach the island of Hispaniola were Spanish Jews. They arrived in 1492, when the island was discovered by Christopher Columbus.

During World War II, the Dominican Republic opened the borders and agreed to accept 100,000 refugees.  Between 1939 and 1942 the DR issued around 5,000 entry visas, but only about 600 Jews made their way to the Caribbean country. After the end of WWII a few more Jews who had been stuck in Shanghai during the war also arrived to the DR. In all about 705 Jews had passed through the Dominican Republic. The population of Jewish people in the Dominican Republic today is about 300 with the number dropping slowly due to emigration.


1 tb olive oil
2 pounds chicken, cooked, skinned, deboned and chopped
2 bouillon cubes, chicken
½ cup celery, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tb cilantro, dried
Salt and white pepper to taste
2 cups calabaza, peeled, seeds removed and chopped
½ lbs angel hair pasta


  1. Heat a stock pot over medium heat.
  2. Add olive oil.
  3. Throw chicken, bouillon, celery, garlic, pepper, salt and cilantro into the stock pot.
  4. Cook for three minutes.
  5. Pour the water into the pot and add calabaza.
  6. Increase heat and bring to a boil.
  7. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  8. Break the angel hair into 1/2-inch pieces.
  9. Stir until the angel hair is cooked through.
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