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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 …

Lea Sestieri (1913-2018)

lea sestieriPagine Ebraiche staff

Ha desaparecido a la edad de 105 años Lea Sestieri, activa desde hace décadas en iniciativas de Diálogo interreligioso, en concreto en el mundo de las asociaciones de Amistad Judeo-Cristiana, en el que ha sido protagonista durante …

NEWS Turin, Running for Remembrance with Shaul Ladany

run for mem 1By Pagine Ebraiche staff

“Perhaps race walking is my ambitious way of always being successful. Real athletes don’t enjoy simply participating in a competition, they would rather complete it.” These are the words of a man whose persistence and determination …

EVENTS Italy Celebrated European Day of Jewish Culture

gece genoaBy Pagine Ebraiche staff

The European Day of Jewish Culture was held in dozens of locations all over Italy on Sunday, October 14, 2018. The selected leading city, Genoa, hosted the national event that honored the victims of the collapse …

NEWS Historian Michele Sarfatti Honored At Columbia University

SarfattiKertzerBy Centro Primo Levi*

A crowd of 250 people at the Italian Academy at Columbia University paid homage to historian Michele Sarfatti. Renowned for his groundbreaking research on Italian Jewry, Fascist antisemitism and the Shoah in Italy, Dr. Sarfatti was …

NEWS Stolen Stolpersteine in Rome Have Been Relocated

pietreBy Pagine Ebraiche staff

The void has been filled, thus turning the city’s wound into a collective moment of awareness and commitment. After being stolen in the Monti district in December, the stolpersteine to remember the Di Castro and Di …

FEATURES A New Way to Visit Jewish Italy

fbceiBy Pagine Ebraiche staff

The Fondazione Beni Culturali Ebraici Italiani (Foundation for Jewish Cultural Heritage in Italy) has launched a new portal and a new way to explore the richness and history of Italian Jewish life and culture.

The website …