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Surviving the Ghetto

Serena di Nepi, Sopravvivere al ghetto. Per una storia sociale della comunità ebraica nella Roma del Cinquecento, Viella, Roma, 2013   Serena di Nepi’s new book presents a vast, all…

Jews, Christians, and the Roman Empire

Natalie B. Dohrmann and Annette Yoshiko Reed (eds.), Jews, Christians, and the Roman Empire The Poetics of Power in Late Antiquity, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013 Rethinking Romanness Annette Yoshiko…

The Music of the Jews of Rome

The history of Jewish music in Italy is long, fascinating, and filled with contradictions. Its length is due to the very history of Italian Jewry, whose origins go back more…

Judaism’s Beloved Haggadah, 550 Years in Print.

Gathered tonight and tomorrow around tables all over the world to celebrate Passover, Jews will pick up hundreds of versions of the Haggadah. Containing biblical texts, prayers, ritual directions, explanations…