Rabbi Mayer Stambler: “Our mitzvah is saving lives”

By Daniel Reichel

One of the hardest times for Rabbi Mayer Stambler, head of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Ukraine, was March 2022. Russia’s aggression had just started. The gloomiest predictions – back then considered the most credible ones …

Leone Efrati, die Geschichte eines Boxers

Von Adam Smulevich

“La piuma del ghetto” (Die Feder des Ghettos) ist ein Buch, das man verschlingt. Dies erscheint beim Gallucci Verlag und ist das letzte Werk von Antonello Capurso. Er ist ein Journalist, Schriftsteller und Bühnenautor, der viele Streifzüge …

“My aunt Rita Levi-Montalcini, artist of science”

By Daniel Reichel

A patient reading of hundreds of letters that Ri – this was Rita Levi-Montalcini’s nickname as a child – sent to her family. In particular the correspondence with her father Adamo, an engineer who moved from Turin …

Israel Corrado De Benedetti (1927-2022)

“Je me sentais trahi par l’Italie: c’était pas deux fascistes qui m’avaient arrêté, mais deux gendarmes en uniforme. Et puis, en Israël on voulait construire une société et un Pays meilleurs.” Israel Corrado De Benedetti racontait ainsi à Pagine Ebraiche, …

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 …