Culture

Roma, El Museo judío cuenta a Ester,
reina “hermosa”

Los Maestros enseñan que “todas las fiestas algún día se anularán, mientras que los días de Purim permanecerán eternamente”. Por lo tanto, el Purim constituye una celebración especial en la tradición judía. Igual de especial es la historia de su …

Ardeatine massacre, the platform ViBiA
as another tool of remembrance

In collaboration with the Museum of the Liberation of Rome in via Tasso, in 2016 the University of Rome Tor Vergata created and launched the virtual platform ViBiA (Virtual Biographical Archive) with the aim of learning more about the stories …

A hospital born out of necessity, at the time of the ghetto

The roots of the Ospedale Israelitico (Israelitic Hospital) go back centuries. In 1600, almost half a century after Roman Jews were confined to the ghetto, a first Opera Pia Ebraica (Jewish Religious Charity) was set up. Its purpose was to …

Zohar, a photographic journey through Jewish Italy

One day, a friend of Francesco Maria Colombo showed him some pictures of the synagogue of Casale Monferrato. “I was impressed by its beauty and by the fact that I had never heard of it before. I asked myself, as …

El barco de Giuliani zarpa de Midrash y llega lejos

Su título es Nell’oceano dell’ebraismo. Brevi navigazioni tra Talmud e filosofía (En el océano del judaísmo. Breves navegaciones entre Talmud y filosofía). Se trata de una recopilación de textos del editorial Castelvecchi y es una antología deslumbrante que va de …

Turin: Jews and Waldensians, citizens like others since 1848

Under the sky of Turin, the Mole Antonelliana has once again turned blue. “1848: Jews and Waldensians, citizens like others”, states the white bold lettering appearing on the city’s symbol from this week. Conceived as a grand new temple for …

La clase de Valentino Baldacci
sobre el “Antisemitismo viejo y nuevo”

En ocasión del Día Internacional de Conmemoración en Memoria de las Víctimas del Holocausto de 2007, el antiguo presidente de la República italiana Giorgio Napolitano subrayó la necesidad de “luchar contra cada señal de antisemitismo, aun cuando se disfraza de …

WWII, the denunciation of Jews on display at the Casina dei Vallati in Rome

Under Nazi-fascism, not only notorious gangs, such as the Bardi-Pollastrini or the Cialli-Mezzaroma gangs, but also “ordinary” Italian citizens distinguished themselves in the denunciation of Jews. A painful chapter, addressed by the exhibition “Le parole dell’odio. Gli ebrei romani venduti …