Italian Word of the Week

Why We Fast: To Learn the Dangers of Jewish Division

by Jeremy Rosen

On the Seventeenth of Tammuz, we began the period known as the Three Weeks that culminate in the fast of the Ninth of Av (this coming Wednesday night). After Yom Kippur, it is the most significant of …

ITALICS Giving Life to Music from the Holocaust

By Yvette Alt Miller

As World War II raged across Europe and the globe, many of the millions of men and women who found themselves imprisoned in Nazi concentration camps, work camps and POW prisons were musicians, used to expressing …

ITALICS Rome Jews celebrate first Jewish wedding after lockdown

By Cnaan Liphshiz*

Italian Jews celebrated their community’s first wedding since the country’s synagogues, along with many other institutions, were shut down due to the coronavirus.

Marco Del Monte, a Rome-born chef who is studying for a master’s degree in …

ITALICS This 2,000-Year-Old Coin Commemorates a Jewish Rebellion Against Rome

By Alex Fox*

Archaeologists conducting excavations in Jerusalem’s Old City have unearthed a nearly 2,000-year-old bronze coin minted during the Bar Kokhba revolt, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced in a statement earlier this month.

An unsuccessful uprising that lasted …