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CULTURE The Jewish Italian community: a women-woven history

Nahon museumBy Daniel Reichel*

“It all started out with a question: did Italian Jewish women just take care of their house and their children, however important it was, or did their role entail something more? The answer is, yes, women’s role …

NEWS Biella, a special Bar Mitzvah

biella bar mitzvaBy Pagine Ebraiche staff

Everyone experienced a unique emotion in Biella Synagogue, where the local Jewish Community celebrated a very special Bar Mitzvah. An American boy had the chance to celebrate the Jewish coming of age ritual, that is reached …

CULTURE Leonardo da Vinci on display in Jerusalem

leonardodavinci jerusalemBy Pagine Ebraiche staff

An exhibition devoted to the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death was inaugurated at the Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem on July 4.

“The continuous and extensive research, the meticulous method, and the craving for …

CULTURE Music, a language of freedom

barlettaBy Pagine Ebraiche staff

“Unfortunately, we failed to save the lives of those men and women, but we managed to preserve their music. And this has the same value of saving their life in its metaphorical and metaphysical meaning.”

These …

NEWS ‘I Remember,’ films of Jewish life

I remember cdecBy Pagine Ebraiche staff*

These nine minutes tell the story of the cheerful daily life of those same people that years later would be upset by racial laws and the Shoah. These black and white images go by, showing Silvio …

NEWS – UCEI President Congratulates New EU Parliament President

David-Maria_SASSOLI,_the_new_President_of_the_European_Parliament_(48188771022)By Pagine Ebraiche staff

The president of the Union of Italian Jewish Communities (UCEI), Noemi Di Segni, sent a message to congratulate Italian member of the European Union Parliament, David Sassoli, over his election as new EU Parliament President.

“The …

A tribute to Scialom Tesciuba (1934-2019)

scialom tesciubaBy Pagine Ebraiche staff*

Scialom Tesciuba, memorable leader of the Libyan Jewish community who came to Italy fleeing a ruthless regime, was born in Tripoli in 1934.

Since his arrival in Rome in 1967, he had always had a crucial …

EVENTS Seventh edition of Balagan Cafè Kicks off in Florence

balaganBy Pagine Ebraiche staff

The seventh edition of Balagan Cafè was inaugurated in Florence on Thursday.

The festival takes place in the garden of the synagogue and presents public concerts, lectures, roundtables and performances that explore Jewish tradition and the …