NEWS Rav Amedeo Spagnoletto appointed as new director of the Museum of Italian Judaism and the Shoah

By Pagine Ebraiche staff

The rabbi is also a sofer. During his work he discovered, in the small synagogue of Biella, one of the oldest Torah scrolls still fit for ritual use, manufactured in 1250.

“The appointment of Amedeo Spagnoletto represents a result of considerable importance,” MEIS president Dario Disegni commented, adding that the new director “is a scholar of internationally recognized authority in the field of history, Jewish culture and cultural heritage, who has already given important contributions to the cultural and scientific programming of the MEIS in the last few years, when he served as a member of the scientific committee.”