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Elio Toaff, a Force for European Jewry, Dies at 99

Rome’s former Chief Rabbi helped hide Jews during the Holocaust, initiated dialogue with Vatican

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A Jewish Ghetto Worth Saving

The ghetto that trapped Venice’s Jews is getting a renovation after 500 years

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A Roman Jewish Thanksgiving Recipe

A kosher take on Calvin Trillin’s Spaghetti alla Carbonara

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Italy Now Has a Hotline to Report Anti-Semitism

‘Anti-Semitism Antenna’ will be accessible by phone and online

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Italy’s Only Female Rabbi Digs Up the Country’s Hidden Jewish Roots

Barbara Aiello has uncovered many Italians’ secret histories. But her methods and theories have won her many detractors.

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Crypto-Jews Light Up Spanish Inquisition Prison

Happy Hanukkah from Palermo, Sicily

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Ancient Roman Jews Meet Wartime Partisans on a Raucous and Lush Avant-rock Album

Dan Kaufman and his band Barbez blend jazz, rock, liturgical melodies, and Italian neo-realism on ‘Bella Ciao’

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Roman Holiday

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.

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Convertito

The Jews of San Nicandro tells the remarkable story of a group of Fascist-era Italian peasants who became Jews and ultimately made aliyah

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Under a Tuscan Sun

A debut novelist talks about love and tomatoes

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Ghetto Music

When Italians fell for klezmer, Francesco Spagnolo tuned them in to the forgotten sounds of their own people

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