Latest Articles

The Jew in the Art of the Italian Renaissance

  Dana Katz, The jew in the Art of the Italian Renaissance, University of Pennsylvania, 2008 Renaissance Italy is often characterized as a place of unusual tolerance and privilege toward…

Writing as Freedom

Sergio Parussa, Writing as Freedom, Writing as Testimony, Four Italian Writers and Judaism, Syracuse University Press,  2008 In Writing as Freedom, Writing as Testimony, Sergio Parussa explores the relationship between…

Jewish Intellectuals in Early Modern Italy

David Ruderman and Giuseppe Veltri (eds.), Cultural Intermediaries: Jewish Intellectuals in Early Modern Italy, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004 Focusing on an epoch of spectacular demographic, political, economic, and cultural…

La trasparenza della parola.

La trasparenza della parola. A multimedia homage to Primo Levi. A conversation with Emilio Jona and Andrea Liberovici by Alessandro Cassin. Primo Levi would have been 90 years old this…

The Jews of early modern Venice

Robert C. Davis and Benjamin Ravid, eds., The Jews of early modern Venice, John Hopkins University Press, 2001 John K. Brackett (Department of History, University of Cincinnati), H-Judaic (February, 2003)…

Theater of Acculturation

Kenneth Stow, Theater of Acculturation: The Roman Ghetto in the Sixteenth Century, University of Washington Press, 2001 When Pope Paul IV closed the Roman Ghetto in 1555, the Roman Jews…