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Double Life – To the Moon

fubiniBy Daniela Fubini*

So we go to the moon. We as Israel, as a tiny country in a bullying neighborhood, we as a people lacking big numbers anywhere but in entrepreneurship, we as the Start-Up Nation in fact. At 03:45 …

The Other Day of Memory

bidussaBy David Bidussa*

Why does the Day of Memory – February 10 when the Treaty of Paris was signed – struggle to enter into the public conscience 15 years after its establishment? Why does that story of pain and violence …


bidussaBy David Bidussa

There are few things that are worthwhile keeping in mind, especially today. Truth is a challenging process, not a ready-made product that someone else has already prepared and assembled for us.…


anna foaBy Anna Foa*

The Pirke de-Rabbi Eliezer (Chapters of Rabbi Eliezer) explained in chapter 25 that the people of Sodom made a proclamation that everyone who strengthened the hand of the poor or the needy with a loaf of bread …

Stubborn and Rebellious Rabbinical Hermeneutics

mascettiBy Yaakov Mascetti*

As I have been studying the topic of the “Stubborn and Rebellious Son” in the Sanhedrin Treatise of the Babylonian Talmud, the text has faced me with one of the most blatant examples of the rabbinical hermeneutical …

Notizie felici – Latke v. Hamantasche

susanna calimaniBy Susanna Calimani*

Every December, the Weihnachtmarkt comes to Frankfurt: same stands, same food, same objects, same souvenirs, same locations. I know them by heart: there is first the flammlachs (the salmon cooked on the fire), then the gluhwein (the …

Double Life – Service

fubiniBy Daniela Fubini*

After coming back from four years in the United States, aka the most service-oriented place on earth, I was once with my dad in a restaurant and the waitress did a terrible job. She was not polite …


bidussaBy David Bidussa*

In Naples at the Umberto High School the students’ representatives are fighting over adding the song “Bella Ciao” to the program for a concert on December 20. “Bella Ciao” has never celebrated victory, but it has been …