Born and raised in Turin, Italy, Simone Somekh has lived in Italy, Israel and the United States. He is currently pursuing an M.A. in Journalism and European & Mediterranean Studies at New York University. He is the author of the novel Grandangolo, released in Italian in 2017.
Header

New Coworking Space Gives Haredi Entrepreneurs a Gateway to High Tech

Start-up nation welcomes the ultra-Orthodox

Header

Italy’s Jews to Israel’s Rabbinate: Hands off Our Artichokes!

Our community has enjoyed the dish and found it kosher for hundreds of years. Stating otherwise is unnecessary and disrespectful.

Header

A Space for LGBTQ Mizrahi and Sephardi Jews

Today on Jewcy: “We’re a minority within the minority within the minority.”

Header

You’ll Never Guess Who’s Heading the UN’s Conference on Disarmament

Hint: They have experience using the chemical weapons they’ll now be in charge of banning

Header

Why I Sold My Lorde Tickets

I’ve lived in Israel for years and saw the nation in all its wonderful complexity. And even though I’m a big Lorde fan, I knew I wouldn’t be able to enjoy her concert now that she had sided with the BDS movement.

Header

To Gain the Right to Fly Over Saudi Arabia, El Al Sues… Israel

The Jewish State’s national carrier is also appealing to the UN for help

Header

New Novel Sheds Light on the Plight of Italy’s Jews During the Holocaust

While a few in the Ovazza family cheered fascism on, most escaped in the nick of time

Header

New Documentary Film Sheds Light on Hitler’s Hollywood

From demonic Jews to a very gay Sherlock Holmes, Nazi movies used a wide array of tools to boost one simple, murderous message

Header

‘Untold Genius’

Today on Jewcy: A new mockumentary about floundering celebrities

Header

Spreading Peace

A new tahini startup, Sesamaise gets its products from two separate family businesses, one Palestinian and one Israeli

Header

The Coolest New Jewish Deli? It’s in Tokyo.

Why not have a slice of matcha-flavored babka with that bagel and lox?

Header

‘The Anarchist Kosher Cookbook’

Today on Jewcy: A new book of Jewish short horror stories unsettles and amuses.

Header

In Israel, Italian Voters Still Love Berlusconi, But a Lot Less

The former prime minister’s embrace of the far-right in the recent elections has many Jewish fans questioning their allegiances

Header

Will Israel Be Allowed to Participate in the 2020 Universal Exposition in Dubai?

A looming trade fair raises complex diplomatic questions

Header

Making Sense of Italy’s Mercurial Elections

The Italian people wanted change, but they couldn’t agree on what kind of change they wanted

Header

A Very Sexy Purim

Today on Jewcy: Welcome to ‘House of Esther’

Header

‘Seinfeld’ and the Law

Today on Jewcy: A new blog asks— what shenanigans were legal?

Header

Hungry for Kosher Food in Taiwan? Look for the Swastikas.

The same symbol whose sight would make me feel uncomfortable, even unsafe, back home, sparked in me some sort of relief and sympathy on this distant island

Header

Wide Angle: An Excerpt From a Critically Acclaimed New Novel

‘You never let me choose. Faith is such a personal issue, it’s so subjective, and yet you always presented it to me as the only option. You never showed me the existence of different kinds of Judaism; you just force-fed me yours. And when I decided to take a different path, you shut me out of your world.’

Header

New Exhibit Showcases Treasures of Islamic Medieval Art and Science

Brought to New York by the National Library of Israel, the show celebrates both romance and reason

Header

You Are Invited Into Idan Raichel’s Living Room

Today on Jewcy: Raichel discusses fatherhood, going solo, and fighting BDS with tea.

Header

Copenhagen’s 184-Year-Old Great Synagogue Set to Reopen This Summer

After years of fundraising and renovations, the iconic shul is back in business

Header

Norwegian Lawmaker: Give BDS the Nobel Peace Prize

And Israeli lawmakers protest

Header

With ‘Revival,’ Hope Through Music

Today on Jewcy: A new progressive folk group with Jewish roots

Header

French Reality TV Star: ‘The Real Terrorists Are Our Government’

After wowing the nation in the local edition of ‘The Voice,’ Mennel Ibtissem sets off controversy by posting conspiracy theories on social media

Header

Big Bartender Is Watching: Anheuser-Busch Buys Israeli Start-Up That Keeps Tabs on Your Beer Drinking

The Internet of Things is truly where everybody knows your name

Load More...