The recently opened exhibition ‘Venice, the Jews and Europe 1516-2016,’ is part of dozens of events to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the city’s Jewish Ghetto
Based in the cellar of an ancient synagogue that’s now a bed and breakfast, the recently opened Palazzo Taurino museum even has an old mikveh
Rome’s former Chief Rabbi helped hide Jews during the Holocaust, initiated dialogue with Vatican
The ghetto that trapped Venice’s Jews is getting a renovation after 500 years
A kosher take on Calvin Trillin’s Spaghetti alla Carbonara
‘Anti-Semitism Antenna’ will be accessible by phone and online
Barbara Aiello has uncovered many Italians’ secret histories. But her methods and theories have won her many detractors.
Happy Hanukkah from Palermo, Sicily
Dan Kaufman and his band Barbez blend jazz, rock, liturgical melodies, and Italian neo-realism on ‘Bella Ciao’
Italy’s glorious food is well-known, but not its rich Jewish culinary heritage, spanning 2,000 years. In honor of the 40th birthday of Chez Panisse, I’m planning a menu of Italian Jewish classics.
The Jews of San Nicandro tells the remarkable story of a group of Fascist-era Italian peasants who became Jews and ultimately made aliyah
A debut novelist talks about love and tomatoes
When Italians fell for klezmer, Francesco Spagnolo tuned them in to the forgotten sounds of their own people