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Category: Italian Word of the Week

ITALICS Busting Italy’s myths about the Holocaust

italicsBy Michael Curtis*

Two coins in the fountain of the historical analysis of Italy’s role in the Holocaust jostle for which one will be blessed. It remains controversial.

The familiar and prevalent view is a positive one of the “good”, …

ITALICS Pizza Ebraica

italicsBy Rachel Rummel*

Rome’s Jewish quarter isn’t perfumed by the aromas of savory pizza dough. Rather, caramelizing sugars, just-burnt nuts, raisins, and candied citrus waft along the cobblestone. Italians call this creation pizza ebraica, which means “Jewish pizza,” even though …