Livia Albeck-Ripka is an Australian freelance journalist currently living in Europe, focusing on society and the environment. She writes for publications including Quartz, VICE and Dumbo Feather Magazine and was previously a fellow at Fabrica Research Centre. You can find Livia on twitter here.

Boutique Italian Museum Explores History of Lecce’s Medieval Jews

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


Italian Newspaper Offers ‘Mein Kampf’ as a Free Throw-In, Defends Its Decision

The Jewish community is up in arms, as the editor of ‘Il Giornale’ believes it’s ‘unreasonable to view the decision as a sign of support for Nazism and the movements anti-Jewish policies’


In Milan, a Taste of the Jewish Experience

A reporter contemplates her Jewish identity during the 150th anniversary celebration of the Milanese Jewish Community


Cannes 2016: Five Films to Look Out For

A dispatch from the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera


Ceremony in Venice Marks the 500th Anniversary of the First Jewish Ghetto

‘History is not always a stroll down memory lane’


A Jewish Ghetto Worth Saving

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

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