ITALIAN JEWISH INSTITUTIONS
Italian rabbinical seminary. Established in Padua in 1829, it was the earliest modern rabbinical seminary. It was closed in 1871, revived in Rome in 1887, transferred to Florence, and returned to Rome. It reopened in 1955.
ITALIAN LITURGICAL TRADITIONS
Israel-based resource offering online prayer books, commentaries, and classics of the Italian rabbinical tradition, audio files of Torah reading, prayers, holidays’ songs, classes, learning tools for daily and holidays’ rituals, bar-mitzwa material, and language courses.
An archive of musical scores, liturgical text and cantorial recordings from the Florentine tradition including important early 20th century cantors such as
Umberto Genazzani Rav Fernando Belgrado and Rav David Prato.
An interdepartmental project for the study of Italian Jewish history, culture and philosophy supports ongoing seminars, research and collaborative projects.
The Israeli center for the study of Jewish life in Italy through the publication of the Documentary History of the Jews in Italy, the Historical Lexicon of the Jews in Italy, and the Classified Bibliography of the History of the Jews in Italy.
MUSEUMS AND DIGITAL MUSEUM TOOLS
A project of the Union of the Italian Jewish Communities and the Ministry of Culture to narrate, debate and interpret the Italian Jewish experience throughout history.
ARCHIVES AND LIBRARIES
Central library and archives of the Italian Jewish communities created in the 1980s by Tullia Zevi to preserve the documentation of Jewish communities and families.
An unparalleled archive of manuscripts, notary and community affairs records, books, and correspondence documenting the history of one of the most ancient Jewish communities in the West.
One of the world’s most important collections of Jewish manuscripts and printed books coming from the Library of the Abbot Giovanni Bernardo De Rossi (1742-1831) at the Biblioteca Palatina in Parma.
A new collaborative website offer access to the Jewish archives of Piedmont. This rich and well presented resource weaves together historical literature with a vast collection of digitized documents narrating various aspects of Jewish communal life in the region.
THE SHOAH IN ITALY
The Joint Distribution Committee’s archives contain extensive documentation on the relation between the Joint, the Italian Jewish relief agency Delasem and prior refugees committees starting in the early 1930s.
JEWISH MUSIC AND THEATER