How the Jews of Rome turned hardship and oppressive regulations into enduring culinary delights
Journal of a Plague: When it comes to disease, sometimes the enemy has to be at the gates, or even inside them, before the Behavioral Immune System will start to mount a defense
How Jews observe Tisha B’Av in Rome, where the Arch of Titus commemorates the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem
While I was hosting Passover dinners in Italy, I created baccalà al ghetto, a dish that marries local ingredients with Jewish tradition
Carciofi alla giudìa dates back to the 16th century
A recent joint exhibit at the Vatican Museum and the Jewish Museum of Rome traced the surprising and enduring significance of the seven-branched golden object that entered ‘the temporal web of the history of humankind’
How the Vatican warmed to Jews over the last century
To honor International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Rome will host two races that begin (and end) in the city’s former Jewish ghetto, with participants visiting sites related to the Shoah
Creating special Torah coverings—often from discarded scraps of fabric—has a long history for Italian women
A trip to Italy helped me connect to my roots in a way I never had in New York or even Jerusalem. Maybe it’s something in my DNA.
For Lag Ba’Omer, a delicious way to celebrate today’s delicate harmony between Jews and Italians
Right after World War II, the chief rabbi of Rome scandalized fellow Jews by becoming a Christian
Hungarian writer György Spiró’s newly translated novel ‘Captivity’ powerfully sets the perils of modern Jewry in Early Christian Rome
Tracing the fate of 25,000 volumes lost to the Holocaust
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
The victims of the Ardeatine Caves murders included partisans, Jews, and a Sardinian folk star named Gavino De Lunas
Barbara Aiello has uncovered many Italians’ secret histories. But her methods and theories have won her many detractors.
Calvin Trillin’s Spaghetti alla Carbonara gets a kosher makeover
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