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PORTRAITS Eliezer Tritto, a pioneer from Puglia to Israel

eliezer trittoBy Pagine Ebraiche staff

Eliezer Tritto, a leader of the Jewish community from Sannicandro di Puglia just passed away a few days ago. He was 89 years old.
Tritto, who lived in Zfat where he ran a legendary falafel kiosk, …

ITALIAN PORTRAITS Primo Levi, Writing about the Horror

primoleviBy Danielle Rockman*

Once in an interview, Primo Levi said, “I am a chemist. But my existence was marked by two fundamental facts. The first is imprisonment at Auschwitz. The second is having written about my imprisonment at Auschwitz.”
In …

CULTURE The Israeli Shepherd of the Venice Biennale

kadishmanBy Michael Sierra

Menashe Kadishman, a major Israeli artist also known in Italy as “the shepherd of the Venice Biennale” passed away on Friday at the age of 82.

Kadishman’s artworks are exhibited in central locations and in many galleries …


israelBy Michael Sierra

It is said that there is always a first time. And the first few times it is also said that they are special: the first love, the first kiss, the first child, the first word. In this …

LEADERS Fresh Air for the Italian Jewish Youth

ugeiBy Francesca Matalon

The new board of the Italian Union of Jewish Students (UGEI) elected last week in Milan is a breath of fresh air for Italian Jewish youth (there had not been a board since the Congress which took …

ITALIAN PORTRAITS Rita, a Life for Science

By Jazmine Pignatello*

Rita Levi-Montalcini was born to a wealthy Italian Jewish family in Turin in 1909. Although she had literary aspirations early in life, she was inspired to become a doctor after the loss of a close family friend …