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1938, la exposición en el Quirinale

mostraImpulsada por el presidente de la República italiana Sergio Mattarella, la exposición “1938: la humanidad denegada – De las leyes raciales italianas a Auschwitz” se inaugurará esta tarde en el Quirinale en presencia del Jefe del Estado.
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CULTURE Jewish Sports in 1938: an Exhibition in Venice

veniceBy Pagine Ebraiche Staff

Many are the stories of Jewish sports heroes whose careers and often lives were brought to an end when there were the Anti-Jewish laws in Italy in 1938. Few of them somehow managed to keep practising …

NEWS President of the Knesset Visits Rome

edelsteinBy Adam Smulevich

Yuli Edelstein, the President of the Israeli Parliament, participated in the “Rome Med Dialogues” conference in Rome last week.

For the occasion, Edelstein also met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Enzo Moavero Milanesi, and the vice-President …

OBITUARIES Enzo Cavaglion (1919-2019)

Enzo_Cavaglion_3-40By Pagine Eraiche staff

Enzo Cavaglion, a hero of the Italian armed Resistance against the Nazis, passed away last week, only a few months before his 100th birthday. Cavaglion was the soul and custodian of the life and memories of …

NEWS Union of Young Jews of Italy Elects New Board

ugeiBy Pagine Ebraiche staff

The Unione Giovani Ebrei d’Italia (UGEI, i.e. Union of Young Jews of Italy) held its annual general conference in Rome last week end.

Greeting the participants to the conference were, among others, the president of the …

NEWS Circumcision, Jewish rules example to protect newborns

mortaraBy Giorgio Mortara*

Ritual circumcision is not a medical act because it has no therapeutic purpose but is an exclusively religious act. A religious act that however must follow the medical rules for safeguarding the health of the child. The …

FEATURES Padua, the Cradle of Italian Rabbis

Ex_grande_sinagoga_tedesca_Padova_2By Nicholas Oliveti*

Padua is a mid-sized city located in northeastern Italy, about 25 miles east of Venice. Around the year 1000 the first Jews arrived in Padua. Towards the mid-14th century, many Jews from around Italy, who practiced banking …