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  • On olive oil

    By Hava Volterra

    April 26, 2013 | 11:15 am

    My father, who grew up in Ancona, a small Italian port town about 200 miles south of Venice, once told about his first encounter with “other” types of oil:

    When he was about 6 years old he went with his mother to a grocery store, and there, on the store window, was a large sign...

  • Finding jewels of Judaism on Italy’s Adriatic coast

    By Anita K. Kantrowitz

    March 28, 2013 | 4:28 am

    It’s a foggy fall morning, and standing atop Mount Cardeto on the east coast of central Italy, I can barely make out the deep blue of the Adriatic Sea. As I look out toward the cliff’s edge, what I do see is a vast, grassy slope dotted with gravestones. Most of the stones are...