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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…

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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…

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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…

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In Praise of Imperfection

Rita Levi Montalcini, In Praise of Imperfection: My Life and Work, Sloan Catering Foundation Science Series, 1988 “This memoir, by one of the world’s most prominent scientific investigators of the…

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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…