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Ghetto and Not

Overcoming the paradigm of insularity and unscalable walls – which the ghetto symbolizes – allows us to identify systems of…

Roman Policies Towards the Jews

Scholars have often wondered whether the documents presented by Josephus are at all genuine. Josephus is the only ancient author…

Paper Lives

“My humble request to Your Excellency”. Brief accounts of  life and death in Italy. Based on archival documentation on “foreign…

Yesterday and Today

The way our societies confront the plight of the millions of refugees from various areas of the world escaping famine,…

Minorities in Venice

Benjamin Ravid discusses the legal status, demographics and culture of minorities in Venice.

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