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Bewilderment

By David Bidussa*

“Omnia mutantur, nihil interit”. Everything changes, but nothing is really lost, writes the poet Ovid in his The Metamorphoses (Book XV, line 165). It is a verse that expresses bewilderment when reality suddenly becomes incomprehensible but yet …

Запутанный итальянский способ решения

Гади Полакко*

В стране, где светскость находится на дистанции от либеральной идеи, где права всех (включая неверующих) декларируются как гарантированные, постановление объединенных гражданских секций Кассационного суда кажется замечательным новшеством. Опубликованный вчера, он указывает на концепцию “разумного приспособления” как способ уравновесить …

Democracy’s real enemies

By Anna Foa*

Amidst so much mayhem; amidst the terrible statements of those who, already – and still – Shoah negationists, consider Nazi our country’s democratic government; amidst those asking for themselves the freedom to infect others and accusing …

A museum to meet and express yourself

“The greatest heritage of the Jewish Community of Padua does not consist of its objects, albeit beautiful and highly valuable. It consists of the people who lived there”. This is the idea behind the Museum of Jewish Padua, inaugurated in …

Ludwig Pollak et les Juifs de Rome

Par David Meghnagi*

Devant les terribles et angoissantes nouvelles venantes de l’Allemagne, après la montée au pouvoir de Hitler, Ludwig Pollak, avec un acte extrême de résilience notait dans ses mémoires: Une nation qui remonte à 5693 ans survivra …

A joint Jewish European effort for Afghan refugees

Housing facilities, clothes, food, social and health care services: the needs of those forced to flee Afghanistan after the Taliban’s takeover are immense. On relief for the refugees, the European Council of Jewish Communities (ECJC) and the European branch of …