Let $A_f$ be the abelian variety over $\mathbf{Q}$ arising as a $\mathbf{Q}$-simple factor of the Jacobian $J_0(N)$ of the modular curve associated to a normalized newform $f$ of weight $2$ on the congruence subgroup $\Gamma_0(N)$. There is a piece $\mathbf{T}_f$ of the Hecke ring acting on $A_f$. Such a ring is an order in the number field generated by the Fourier coefficients of $f$, whose degree equals the dimension of $A$. It is a result of Ribet (I think) that the natural map $\mathbf{T}_f\otimes\mathbf{Q}\rightarrow\textrm{End}(A)\otimes\mathbf{Q}$ is an isomorphism, where $\textrm{End}(A)$ is the ring of $\mathbf{Q}$-enndomorphisms of $A$ (I couldn't attach the index to End..).

I have two questions, please:

1) Can we find an abelian variety $A_f'$ over $\mathbf{Q}$, which is $\mathbf{Q}$-isogenous to $A_f$, and such that $\textrm{End}(A_f')$ is the maximal order of $\textrm{End}(A_f')\otimes\mathbf{Q}=\textrm{End}(A_f)\otimes\mathbf{Q}$? (Notice that in the one dimensional case $\textrm{End}(A_f)$ is already maximal, being it the ring of integers)

2) Does the fact that $A_f$ has such a large endomorphism ring imply that the mod $p$ reduction of $A_f$ be simple over the prime field with $p$ elements? Here $p$ is a prime of good reduction for $A_f$.

Thanks!

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