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March 1968: Pierpaolo Pasolini to the Students

We are posting Pierpaolo Pasolini’s 1968 letter to the students in revolt to invite reflection on the continuities and discontinuities of students’ protest, consider what has happened since and think…

Biography of a Lost World

A Sephardi Turkish Patriot and the history of the post-Ottoman Mediterranean Several books published in the last years explore the experience of Middle Eastern and North African Jews in the…

Extravagant reflections around Pesach

This essay is part of a widespread reflection on the places and forms of historical Judaism.   E: It’s going to be Pesach soon. What are you thinking about? Will…

New Titles from CPL Editions

THE RENEGADE Finally, historian Ariel Toaff’s first novel, The Renegade, is available in English from CPL Editions. It is a captivating literary debut: a meticulously documented historical mystery page-turner about…

Del doman non v’è certezza

From the joint program on Giorno della Memoria In the past weeks I have received hundreds of remembrance day emails and letters asking “to fight Holocaust distortion” and “antisemitism.” One…