EVENTS – ROME JEWISH FESTIVAL A Kabbalah Night to Be Remembered

roma-notte-cabbalàBy Rachel Silvera

To attend a lecture by Fania Oz, daughter of the prominent Israeli writer Amos, herself a writer and an historian, or a concert by the Israeli singer Idan Raichel. To taste food samples from traditional Jewish Roman cuisine, from the famous carciofo alla giudia (fried artichoke) to the zucchini concia. To discover more about the concept of family in Jewish tradition related by Rome Chief Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni. On Saturday, after the end of Shabbat, the Kabbalah Night opened in Rome The Festival of Jewish culture and Literature that takes place in the very heart of the Old Jewish Ghetto, offering visitors endless inspiring opportunities to explore Jewish culture and literature.

Sunday, September 14th, because it coincided with the European Day of Jewish Culture, was devoted to events focused on women in Judaism (the main theme of 2014 edition).
The festival will continue until September 17th and among other guests it will host the musician Ennio Morricone and the American writer Jami Attenberg, author of “The Middlesteins”.

This week, Jews and Rome are deeply in love.