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Let’s celebrate Passover in solidarity

From matzos to wine, from donuts to Parmigiano Reggiano. Over 250 food packages are being distributed throughout Jewish Italy to help less well to do families celebrate the upcoming Pesach holiday. The effort is coordinated by Jacqueline Fellus, the Union …

A colorful Haggadah answers your questions

Chag hamatzot (feast of unleavened bread), zeman cherutenu (feast of freedom), chag aviv (feast of spring). These are the names by which Pesach is known, but what is the difference between these meanings? An answer can be found in the …

The new Venice Haggadah is ready

For centuries Venice was the capital of Jewish publishing, with the first complete Talmud, Torah commentaries, mysticism and, in 1609, a famous Haggadah in several languages. In 2015, marking the Ghetto quincentennial, Beit Venezia – A home for Jewish culture …

On ghettoes: medieval, modern,
and metaphorical

The first Conversations/Conversazioni of the calendar year of the American Academy in Rome was focused on ghettoes and on their historical and metaphorical meaning. The recent lecture features David Nirenberg, professor of Medieval History and Social Thought at the University …

Righteous

By Anna Foa*

On March 6, Europe celebrates the Day of the Righteous of Humanity. The establishment of this day was the result of a long battle waged by the Gariwo association and its president Gabriele Nissim. In many places, …

Now and then.
A dual perspective on fascism

Fascisms of yesterday, fascisms of today. This dual perspective characterized the online round table held ahead of the Holocaust Remembrance Day on the initiative of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and the Union of the Italian Jewish Communities. …

“Memory protects our democracy”

The number of Italians who consider the Holocaust Remembrance Day an essential democratic defense and a barrier against the advance of hate speech is increasing. It is the conclusion of the new survey conducted by the SWG Institute in collaboration …