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Israel Touts Agricultural Innovations at World’s Fair in Milan

A dispatch from Italy on Israel National Day

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Who’s Behind Italy’s Rising Anti-Semitism?

Report shows resurgent anti-Jewish sentiment in Europe has many sources

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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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Umbrian Olive Harvest Needs Hanukkah Miracle

Climate change imperils a Jewish tradition

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Diane Von Furstenberg Restoring Venice Ghetto

Designer launches $12 million preservation project of 500-year-old ghetto

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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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By the Arch of Titus: Spending Tisha B’Av in Rome

Tisha B’Av was the first Jewish holiday I learned about growing up in Soviet Ukraine, and I’ve come to observe it in unexpected ways

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Amid Rising Anti-Semitism in Western Europe, Italian Jews Are Staging a Surprising Revival

A strong communal response to a terrorist attack in the 1980s seeded a new generation of dynamic leaders

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Italian Politician’s Primo Levi Parody Panned

Beppe Grillo under fire for anti-government poem based on ‘If This Is a Man’

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Forgotten Stars of the Old New Yorker: Arturo Vivante

A tribute to the great Italian-Jewish memory artist, and enemy of Fascism, who died six years ago this week

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70 Years Later, Memory of Nazi Massacre Still Divides Some Italians—and Unites Others

The victims of the Ardeatine Caves murders included partisans, Jews, and a Sardinian folk star named Gavino De Lunas

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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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A Thanksgiving Pasta Inspired by Roman Jews

Calvin Trillin’s Spaghetti alla Carbonara gets a kosher makeover

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Italian Agriculture Union Offers ‘Hitler Prize’

It’s for ethical treatment of animals. Seriously. (Update: the award is apparently a spoof)

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How To Talk to Your Parents (and Bubbe) About the Pope

With radical views on gays, abortion, and Jews, Francis is modernizing the church. Can we convince our relatives to believe it?

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Italian Company’s Hitler Wine Causing a Stir

Simon Wiesenthal Center calls for boycott of winemaker Vini Lunardelli

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Myth of Italian Oskar Schindler Debunked

Giovanni Palatucci wasn’t a rescuer—he was a Nazi collaborator

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Jewish Centurions vs. Rome

Street performers who pose for tourists by the Colosseum battle city authorities

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Sundown: Obama Throws Brushback Pitch on Syria

Plus a New York socialite gets sentenced and John Malkovich arrives in Israel

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Beppe Grillo, Italy’s Yair Lapid

The powerful Italian comedian-turned-politician is further proof that vacuous celebrity candidates are bad news

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Elements of Stille

Alexander Stille never stopped investigating his parents, as shown by his new memoir about his World War II heritage

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Daybreak: Kerry Aims to Revive Peace Process

Meanwhile, 3,000 Gaza teenagers graduate Hamas training school

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Daybreak: Italian Parliament Honors Munich

Also Israelis scramble for gas masks as Syria destabilizes

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Hitler? There’s an App for That

Developers are creating Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini iPhone apps that offer little more than propaganda. And Apple’s gatekeepers approve them.

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Sundown: Goodbye, Gabby

Plus the new Tahrir Square turns 1, and more

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The View From Here

Graphic artist Saul Steinberg spent formative years in Italy, a place that, like for other Jews, both sheltered and rejected him

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Earthly Gardens

In The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, Giorgio Bassani’s 1962 novel, an aristocratic Jewish family in Italy tries to wall itself off from the Holocaust

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100 Greatest Jewish Films

Schindler’s List is astoundingly stupid, Inglourious Basterds is cartoonishly potent, and more in our list of the greatest Jewish movies of all time

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Protocols

A conversation with Umberto Eco, whose new novel imagines one of the most anti-Semitic characters in fiction

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Missing Morante

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