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The Mysteries of Italian Jewry

  Many years ago, at a lunch in Princeton, a venerable professor asked me whether Jews still existed in Italy. Was it a justified question? In a sense, yes. Of…

Oratorio di Castro: 100 Years

L’oratorio Di Castro, Cento anni di ebraismo a Roma (1914-2014) Her name was Grazia Pontecorvo, and she was the widow of Salvatore Di Castro. She died in 1909 and left…

Isacco Lampronti

Contemporary Science and Jewish Law in the Eyes of Isaac Lampronti of Ferrara and Some of His Contemporaries The Jewish community of Ferrara in the first half of the eighteen…

Did the Germans Do It All?

Did the Germans Do It All? The Italian Shoah in International Historiography (1946-1986) This essay examines how the main historical writings in languages other than Italian (mostly English) published in…

Agostino

Moravia’s Bildungs-novella Gets New Life Sometimes a new translation can unlock the hidden beauty of a work that had previously not gained its deserved attention. This is what happened with…

Rabbini italiani

Chevrà Sharè Shamaìm is a study group led by Rav David E. Sciunnach. It gathers every week to study the Torah and its commentaries and maintains a website dedicated to…

Farewell to Bianca Guidetti Serra

Centro Primo Levi New York wishes to express our deepest solidarity and sorrow to the family, colleagues and friends of Bianca Guidetti Serra, (Torino, August 19, 1919 – Torino, June…

The Time Fate Gave Us: 1938-1947

Group photo: 1938 This is the story of a group of young, ordinary people who happened to live, as Silvio Ortona put it, at an extraordinary time and who had…

Memorie Ebraiche

A multimedia Archive of the Jewish Community of Rome Memorie Ebraiche is an internet portal documenting the history of Roman Jewry since the liberation of the city in 1944. Through…

The Invention of the Jewish Community in Italy

Publication event: The registries of three Italian Jewish communities May 12, 2014   Hevrat yehudè Italia lif’eulà ruhanit, Rehov Hillel 25, Jerusalem Y. Yudlov, Il Registro della comunità di Casale Monferrato,…