MEDIA Pagine Ebraiche: Milan in the Spotlight

PEBy Rachel Silvera

The August issue of Pagine Ebraiche opens with a focus on education.

The Italian Minister of Education, University and Research Stefania Giannini visited Israel accompanied by the president of the Union of Italian Jewish Communities Renzo Gattegna. Moreover, the Ministry of Education has created a new committee for religious pluralism in public schools, which counts among its members Ada Treves, journalist at Pagine Ebraiche and editor of Dafdaf, the Jewish newspaper for children.

Pages 4 and 5 feature a report about “The Future of World Religions”, a recent survey published by the Pew Research Center.

In recent months, the city of Milan has been in the spotlight because of the World Expo, the Universal Exposition. It is therefore not surprising that the special section of the month is devoted to Milan, revealing the stories of the Jewish men and women who changed the city and the ambition for the future of its citizens. Among others, the special section features an interview with the architect Fabio Lopez, in charge of cycling policies of the City of Milan. His father Guido authored the landmark guidebook, “Milan in your Hand”. Furthermore, rav Elia Richetti shared his memories and those of his father Giorgio, author of the memoir, “Going home”.

Pagine Ebraiche also offers its readers an interview with Moses Costantinis, president of the Jews of Greece.

Many ideas, reading suggestions and the exhibitions calendar are presented inside the Culture section: the story of Luigi Luzzati, Venetian statesman who was Italian prime minister between 1910 and 1911 and the founder of the Bank of Milan; the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nobel Prize winner Saul Bellow, about whom a new biography with the latest revelations has just been published.

For those wishing to escape the August heat by visiting events and exhibitions around the world, a wide choice is offered: the New Objectivity in Venice, the Jewish history of the Ringstrasse in Vienna, the celebrations of the first fifty years of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, the Revolution of the Eye, the great exhibition that the Jewish Museum of New York devotes to the golden age of television and its prolific dialogue with the arts of the ’60s.