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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 revealing 2011 conversation with Umberto Eco, who died last week at 84, about anti-Semitism in fiction, his novel ‘The Prague Cemetery,’ and the difference between fiction and lies

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Missing Morante

Lost Books

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Southwest Passage

Leaving the Soviet Union in 1989, my mother and I took the so-called Passage of Guilt through Italy, waiting for permission to enter America. Surviving a Southern European winter was the hard part.

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Readings

This Week in Israel: Netanyahu visits Berlusconi, an American-Israeli student is arrested in Egypt, rising cottage-cheese prices cause protests, Book Week begins, and more

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Purgatorio

As a child, writer David Bezmozgis was among the Soviet refugees who waited in a seaside Italian village for a visa to the U.S. or Canada. His novel The Free World explores the grittier side of life there.

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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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Eat, Pray, Love Your Brother

The Julia Roberts blockbuster—and the Elizabeth Gilbert memoir it’s based on—get the prayer part all wrong

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Daybreak: Memorial Day Finds Tourists, Uncharacteristic Frankness in Israel

Plus Blair stranded, books in Italy, and more in the news

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Today on Tablet

Levy the wrestler, olives for Hanukkah

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Sundown: Jewish News for Italians

Happy Columbus Day! Plus, Abbas flipped, the Coens dissed, and Potok staged

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Brisket Bolognese

Edda Servi Machlin introduced Italian-Jewish cooking to America

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Under a Tuscan Sun

A debut novelist talks about love and tomatoes

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Shadow Cities

For Andr

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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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Piperno’s Complaint

Italy’s new literary It Boy takes more than one page out of Philip Roth

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