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  • Florence’s Jewish, Muslim reps appeal for interfaith dialogue

    2 weeks ago

    Representatives of the Jewish and Muslim communities in Florence, Italy, along with the city’s mayor, appealed for interfaith respect and dialogue at “this dramatic moment of Middle East conflict.”

    The city’s chief rabbi, Joseph Levi, and Imam Izzedin Elzir met Tuesday with Mayor...

  • NYU evacuates Tel Aviv program

    November 19, 2012 | 2:41 pm

    New York University's Tel Aviv program was suspended for the rest of the semester, and its students and faculty were evacuated to London.

    The university is considering whether to reopen for the spring semester, according to NYULocal, a student news blog. The northern Tel Aviv...

  • Cure for anti-Semitism in Italy? Two Mormons and a rabbi in Florence

    By Mark Paredes

    November 19, 2011 | 12:40 pm

    While Europeans are justifiably concerned about Italy’s ability to put its financial house in order, philo-Semites like me are also worried about the country’s rising level of anti-Semitism. According to the Italian Chamber of Deputies’ Committee for the Inquiry into...

  • Back to Back Jersey Shore Tests My Love Affair With Snooki

    By Ilana Angel

    September 30, 2011 | 6:50 pm

    I missed Jersey Shore last week so I just sat through 2 hours. Two hours of Jersey Shore makes me want to kill myself.  By kill myself of course I mean I want to kill one of them.  I would never do that for real. It would only keep them on TV longer.

    I have loved these kids since we...

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  • Jersey Shore: The Great Wall of Florence

    By Ilana Angel

    August 28, 2011 | 8:59 pm

    I was looking forward to Jersey Shore’s special Sunday episode and in the end was a little disappointed.  I have been over Ronnie and Sam forever and this episode put me over the edge.  As I watched I was actually praying her head would explode.  By her head exploding, of course I...

  • A Short Escape to Prewar Italy

    By Rob Eshman

    June 5, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Even when it's 40 F out and a freezing wind sweeps through the narrow streets of Florence, it is good to be in Italy.

    No, it's great to be in Italy.

    My wife, Naomi, and I spent 10 days in Rome and Florence in the dead of winter, bundled like Aleuts in the Mediterranean cold. I've...

  • Beyond the Garden of the Finzi-Contini’s

    By Tom Tugend

    November 4, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    The leaders of the Jewish community worry about the high intermarriage rate, whether the children of such marriages are to be accepted as Jews, and about the separation of church and state.

    Sounds like part of the communal agenda in almost any American city, but in this case the...

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