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Vaccines and the distortion of the Holocaust

By Gadi Luzzatto Voghera*

The Monitoring Centre for anti-Semitism of the Center of Contemporary Jewish Documentation has been denouncing anti-vax protestors’ misuse of the Nazi anti-Jewish symbols for more than a year. In the last few days, this issue has …

The best mayor of Rome

By Anna Foa*

As the municipal elections of the city of Rome get closer and closer, a new book by Fabio Martini recalls the figure of Ernesto Nathan, mayor of Rome from 1907 to 1913, thought to be the best …

The other Europe

By David Bidussa*

It is not true that the Charter of Values recently signed by 16 right-wing political groups is “against Europe”. That text is the voice and convictions of the “other Europe”. The one that does not have …

Rediscover irony

By David Bidussa*

Maybe it’s time to reread Sholem Aleichem. So, just to not have the presumption of thinking that we live in a new and therefore incomprehensible time. But above all, to rediscover the irony and not just the …

Jadu

By David Meghnagi*

Located 180 kilometres south of Tripoli, Jadu is the town where the Jewish community of Cyrenaica – deported by order of Mussolini – ran the risk of dying in a few months, from diseases, malnutrition and poor …

Making room for uncertainty

By David Bidussa*

These days I have kept my bookmark on two different pages: the first one is in chapter 32 of Isaiah, when trust is expressed in the realization of the dream; the other is in psalm 31, …

Feuerstein’s lesson

By David Meghnagi*
It has been seven years since Reuven Feuerstein’s passing. Though, his voice has kept on resonating with those who could know and appreciate his scientific and cultural commitment and his open-mindedness. Born in 1921 from a rabbi …

Ticketless – Geel, the city of fools

By Alberto Cavaglion*

Geel is a Flemish city, isolated for centuries and ignored by history. From the perspective of the history of mental illnesses and their cures, it has a particularly unique history. Right from medieval times, the mentally ill …

Defining antisemitism

By Gadi Luzzatto Voghera*

After five years of controversy related to the working definition of antisemitism approved by the IHRA in 2016, a new and interesting attempt is on the horizon to propose a useful tool to combat the resurgent …

A new Yalta

By Alberto Cavaglion *

Every week that passes the post-pandemic scene becomes clearer. There is something akin to the post-war period, the third if we do not give credit to the fools who turned their backs on the 20th century.…