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The names of 8,000 Italian Jewish victims of the Holocaust were read aloud on Jan. 25 as part of four area events in honor of Italy’s Holocaust Remembrance Day.
The names were split among four venues in L.A. County: the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH) in Pan Pacific...
June 26, 2012 | 1:51 pm
The Rome Jewish community mourned the death of an Italian Muslim leader who was a key figure in promoting interfaith Jewish-Muslim relations.
Mario Scialoja, a retired Italian diplomat and the first president of the Italian office of the World Muslim League, died Monday in Rome. His...
June 18, 2012 | 11:07 am
World renowned cyclist Gino Bartali, the subject of new book “Road To Valor,” saved Jews during World War II, according to HuffingtonPost.com.
Gino Bartali is best known as a cycling legend who holds the record for the longest time span between victories at the Tour de France –...
April 24, 2012 | 10:13 am
An Italian convert to Islam arrested for suspected links to terrorism was connected to a suspect who planned to bomb Milan’s main synagogue.
Andrea Campione, 28, who worked in a picture frame factory, was arrested in the Adriatic seacoast town of Pesaro on Monday during an...
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Two middle schoolers who scrawled a swastika and “Adolf” on a wall near the Venice Jewish cemetery must read “The Diary of Anne Frank” as part of their punishment.
The father of one of the boys contacted a local newspaper to reveal that his son had been one of the culprits in last...
May 19, 2011 | 4:27 pm
It all started with Signora Grazia, an elderly cheese maker in Panzano, Italy. While vacationing in this Tuscan village, just 30 minutes south of Florence, we walked by her farm early one morning and saw the sign that read “Pecorino and Fresh Ricotta for Sale.”
We hiked up the...
May 9, 2011 | 10:18 am
The local priest in a small town in northwest Italy has been named Righteous among Nations for saving a Jewish family during World War II.
Father Martino Michelone, who died in 1979, hid four members of the Segre family for nearly two years between 1943 and 1945 in Moransengo, near...
April 8, 2011 | 10:24 am
For the first time, the grand prize at Italy’s leading international wine competition has been awarded to an Israeli winery.
The Golan Heights Winery, founded in 1983 in Katzrin, beat out 3,720 wines from from more than 1,000 producers in 30 countries to take home the so-called...
January 21, 2011 | 10:05 am
The Talmud will be translated for the first time into Italian thanks to an official collaboration between the Italian government and the Italian Jewish community.
A protocol launching “Project Talmud” was signed Friday in Rome by cabinet ministers, the president of Italy’s National...
January 12, 2011 | 11:14 am
Italian leaders expressed anger and solidarity with the Jewish community after a neo-Nazi Internet forum published a list of “influential” Italian Jews on its website.
The Italian media Wednesday called the list on the American white supremacist website Stormfront “a blacklist of...
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A month into the new and perhaps final season of "The Sopranos," it's high time to consider our favorite TV mobster's predilection for Jews.
Of course, "The Sopranos" features its share of corrupt Jews as well as several marginally anti-Semitic wiseguys. Yet Tony Soprano has evinced...
March 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm
Historians have indicated there were roughly 50,000 Jews in Rome when Caesar reigned and the same number under Mussolini. Beyond the obvious assimilation, it's clear Jews and Italians know how to coexist. No wonder the two peoples lived in adjoining neighborhoods on the Lower East...
May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm
I imagine you are enjoying the hoopla surrounding your election. As the first Latino chief executive in more than 130 years, it may be tempting to bask in the warmth of a great ethnic triumph.
But don't enjoy it too much. Los Angeles does not need a symbol or an icon;...
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UCLA Hosts Conference on Italian Jews
When Guido Fink was growing up in Ferrara in the late 1930s, the northern Italian city had 1,000 Jews and a German synagogue -- where his grandfather served as cantor -- an Italian one, a Spanish one and a fourth owned by a private family....
February 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm
First came that little movie about Greek Americans. Now Joey and Maria are getting married -- and the entire Jewish community is invited. Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services is throwing "A Big Fat Italian Wedding" on March 1 to raise money for its Presidents Club, a group that...
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December 9, 1999 | 7:00 pmIn two days of hearings (Dec. 1 & 2) on Holocaust-era insurance policies, California's insurance commissioner threatened to penalize a German and an Italian insurer for non-cooperation, while reaching agreements with three Dutch companies.
The European companies were among eight...
April 8, 1999 | 8:00 pmFor Italian expatriates Lotte Katz Singer of Beverly Hills and Ann Signett of the San Fernando Valley, life is surprising as well as beautiful. The two were recently reunited 50 years after sharing a residence during the German occupation of Rome.
As part of its "The People and Nation...
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