Essays

Jews and the Present of the Past

        Jews and the Present of the Past: A Retrospective Look at the the ‘Symbolic and Ethnic Other’ Manuela Consonni (Hebrew University) introduces Kenneth Stow (University of…

Acquiescence and Dissent

        Acquiescence and Dissent: The Response of Intellectuals to the Fascist Racial Laws in Italy and Abroad When, in 1938, the Fascist government passed the anti-Semitic Racial…

Giorgio Levi della Vida

Islam in the academia. The case of Giorgio Levi della Vida Miriam Haier As an Italian Jewish professor in fascist Italy, Levi della Vida completed his groundbreaking work in what…

Growing up Jewish in Ferrara

        Courtesy of Judaism: A Quarterly Journal of Jewish Life and Thought, June 2004 Giorgio Bassani’s Ferrara may be, as an American critic has called it, a…

Reflections

Reflections on an Italian Jewish life From: The Most Ancient of Minorities: The Jews of Italy, Stanislao G. Pugliese, editor, 2002 I am an Italian Jew. My forefathers settled in…

Vito Volterra (1860–1940)

Vito Volterra (1860–1940): Scientist, Policymaker, and Bibliophile Giovanni Paoloni, Università di Roma La Sapienza Vito Volterra is generally considered one of the greatest mathematicians of his time: “His most important…

Remove from Circulation

Remove from Circulation.Fascism’s Suppression of Jewish Authors Research shows that anti-Semitic censorship has historically been an important facet of the persecution enacted against the Jews and that the eradication of…

A Tranquil Star?

        A Tranquil Star? Primo Levi: The Man and the Narrator Primo Levi: the Man and the Narrator In a passage of the Confessions, probably the most…