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CULTURE Parma, a small community thinking big

Schermata 2019-08-19 alle 12.54.12By Adam Smulevich*

The earliest records of Jews in Parma date back to the mid-15th century, when the city was part of the Duchy of Milan.

Following a decree of expulsion issued in the 16th century as a result of …

NEWS Treasures from the past on display in Bologna

mostra-boBy Pagine Ebraiche staff

The extraordinary artefacts found in the newly rediscovered Jewish cemetery in Bologna, one of the largest medieval Jewish cemeteries in the world, are finally on display at the Jewish Museum in Bologna.

After years of studies …

NEWS Florence celebrates a new chief rabbi

piperno-foto-2By Pagine Ebraiche staff

Rabbi Gadi Piperno has taken office as the new chief rabbi of Florence. He has replaced Rabbi Amedeo Spagnoletto, who served in the position for two years.

Many members of the community gathered on Sunday for …

EVENTS Jews in the Renaissance, a conference in Jerusalem

Schermata 2020-01-05 alle 20.48.22By Pagine Ebraiche staff

A conference exploring the topic of Jews during the Renaissance will be held at the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem on January 12-15.

Titled, “Imagining the Renaissance / Defining the Jews,” the conference is organized …

NEWS Second World War bomb defused near synagogue in Turin

bomba2By Pagine Ebraiche staff

Thousands of residents were evacuated as explosive experts defused a Second-War-World bomb uncovered in the San Salvario neighborhood in Turin on Sunday.

The 250-kilogram bomb was dropped on the city by the Royal Air force in …