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The effort of reading, the conquest of reading

By Guido Vitale*

The autobiography of philosopher Jean Paul Sartre (“Les Mots”, The Words) consists, as it is well known, of only two chapters. The title of the final part is “Writing”, and describes how one of the greatest …

Separated but together, Italy’s Jews
light Hanukkah candles

In Italy, as in the rest of the world, Hanukkah adapts for Covid-19 safety and moves on line. Although the Festival of lights looks vastly different in this time of pandemic and social distancing, the tradition of celebrating together however …

“Piazza Giudia”, the doc by Sergio Zavoli

“Piazza Giudia: la retata degli ebrei, 1943” by Sergio Zavoli, is one of the most fascinating documentaries about the dramatic day Roman Jews were rounded up by the SS in the Ghetto and deported to Auschwitz. Shot in 1963 and …