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  • Whose 5776?

    By Marty Kaplan

    3 weeks ago

    Until I graduated from college, I hadn’t traveled farther than a few hundred miles from home.  Aside from a family visit to Washington, D.C., when I was 11, my firsthand knowledge of the world was limited to the northeast corridor from New Jersey to Boston, and it felt like just...

  • Facing declining numbers and a bad economy, Italian Jews stay upbeat

    August 31, 2015 | 1:29 pm

    Whenever Georges De Canino worries about the future of Italian Jewry, he looks at the bricks in the building across the street from his apartment in the center of this city’s old Jewish ghetto.

    A painter who sometimes stares at the stones for inspiration, De Canino claims that...

  • Wearing my kippah in Italy, and feeling fine

    August 13, 2015 | 2:35 pm

    During my four months studying in Italy in the fall of 2007, you could say I had more than my fair share of strange Jewish experiences.

    Running late for a train one morning in Florence, I decided the best course of action would be to lay tefillin in the station’s janitor’s closet...

  • A visit to Jewish heritage in Padova, Italy

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    July 22, 2015 | 2:16 am

    On a stiflingly hot day a couple weeks ago, I spent an afternoon in Padova (Padua), Italy, visiting some of the centuries-old Jewish heritage sites in the city -- they are being developed now as both a resource for local people and as an attractive itinerary for tourists and other...

  • Anti-Semitic attitudes down in France, Belgium and Germany

    June 30, 2015 | 9:47 am

    Anti-Semitic attitudes fell in two countries where Jews were attacked over the last year while rising significantly in Italy, Romania and the Netherlands, a new Anti-Defamation League poll found.

    The survey of 10,000 respondents in 19 countries in March and early April was a...

  • Italy’s top court acquits Amanda Knox of murder

    March 27, 2015 | 3:01 pm

    Italy's top court on Friday annulled the conviction of American Amanda Knox for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher and, in a surprise verdict, acquitted her of the charge.

    The Court of Cassation threw out the second guilty verdict to have been passed on Knox, 27, and her Italian former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito for the lethal stabbing.

    It had been widely expected that, even if the court overturned the previous convictions, it would order a retrial.

  • Italian lawmakers urge recognition of Palestinian state

    February 27, 2015 | 11:10 am

     Italian lawmakers backed a non-binding resolution urging the government to recognize Palestine as a state.

    Italy’s Chamber of Deputies voted by 300 to 45 to pass the motion presented by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s Democratic Party, the news site repubblica.it reported on...

  • Italy expelling Moroccan imam who called for killing of Jews

    August 5, 2014 | 12:27 pm

    Italy is expelling a Moroccan imam who called for Jews to be killed.
    Raoudi Aldelbar, the imam of a mosque in the town of San Dona di Piave, near Venice, was filmed during a sermon there last month saying, among other things, “Oh Allah, bring upon [Jews] that which will make us...

  • Germany, France, Italy jointly condemn Gaza-related anti-Semitic acts

    July 25, 2014 | 11:37 am

    In a joint statement the foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy condemned anti-Semitic acts arising out of the recent wave of anti-Israel demonstrations across Europe.

    Germany’s Frank-Walter Steinmeier, France’s Laurent Fabius and Italy’s Federica Mogherini met in...

  • Germany, France, Italy condemn anti-Semitism in anti-Israel protests

    July 22, 2014 | 9:41 am

    The foreign ministers of GermanyFrance and Italy on Tuesday condemned anti-Semitism, racism and xenophobia that have marred rallies against Israel's role in its conflict with Hamas in which about 600 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have died.

    After 10 days of bombardment, ...

  • How to Eat Pasta Like An Italian for the World Cup 2014 [Video]

    By Elana Horwich

    June 19, 2014 | 11:27 am

    It is hard for me to go to bed at night knowing that the majority of Americans don't know how to properly eat spaghetti.  I am on a mission to get rid of the use of knives as well as sauce dripping down the front of your face. Turns out I like editing my own videos, too.

    For those of you who are rooting for Italy in the world cup, it is time to align your energies by eating your spaghetti the the Azzurri do.



  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 7, 2014 | 11:52 am

    Renata Lefel is an upcoming Israeli artist, who entered the world of art in a rather unusual way. 

    Have you ever dreamed of leaving your old life behind and start anew as an artist in Europe? Because that is exactly what Lefel has done. To Israelife she says: “I was living in...

  • Berlusconi stresses support for Israel, Jews in wake of Hitler comparison

    November 7, 2013 | 11:30 am

    Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi stressed his support for Israel and Jewish causes after sparking outrage by comparing his family to Jews under Hitler.

    In an excerpt of a book to be released Friday, the eve of the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, Berlusconi was...

  • Italian cyclist Gino Bartali recognized as righteous gentile

    September 24, 2013 | 3:56 pm

    Yad Vashem posthumously recognized the Italian cycling champion Gino Bartali as Righteous Among the Nations.

    The Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem said in a statement Sept. 23 that during the German occupation of Italy, beginning in September 1943, “Bartali, a devout Catholic, was...

  • La Dolce Villa: Finding Life Purpose in a Tuscan Kitchen

    By Elana Horwich

    September 11, 2013 | 9:00 am

    After my second year of college I decided to take time off studies and moved to Italy. In short, I had an epiphany while on a mushroom-induced psychedelic trip.

    It was a perfect sunny spring weekend and while most of the other students were wasted on cheap beer, I was blissfully...

  • Head of Venice Jewish community resigns abruptly

    September 9, 2013 | 11:55 am

    Venice Jewish community president Riccardo Calimani abruptly announced his resignation during Rosh Hashanah services.

    Calimani, an author and historian who had been elected four months ago, did not offer a reason for his resignation on the evening of Sept. 4 during services at...

  • Sfratti: An Italian-Jewish Rosh Hashanah Dessert from “Little Jerusalem” in Tuscany [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    August 30, 2013 | 9:00 am

    Welcome to Pitigliano. An enclave of a Tuscan town, it was built up on a hill, like the rest of them, as protection not only from medieval warlords, but also from medieval malaria. Mosquitoes don’t like altitude as much as they like moisture, and hence the peasants who tended to...

  • Heirloom Caprese Salad [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    August 7, 2013 | 9:00 am

    Everyone and their mother thinks they know how to make a caprese salad but they do not. The irony is a caprese salad is so simple that it seems impossible that it is not always made correctly and well. First and foremost, I would like to let the world know that a caprese does not...

  • Piazza Palatucci

    June 24, 2013 | 10:06 am

    Last weekend, on a gorgeously sunny afternoon in a remote (and extraordinarily picturesque) village high in the mountains of central Italy, I attended a ceremony that, in signature Italian style, was operatic in its mix of hyperbole and sincere commitment.

    The occasion was the...

  • Pescespada alla Mamma di Edo (Edo’s Mother’s Swordfish) [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    May 13, 2013 | 9:00 am

    A word about the boy and his mom:

    American girls can’t help but fall in love with Italian men like Edo. He has long dark curls that bounce in joy when he walks, grayish blue eyes that sparkle with depth and intelligence, and a smile that loves to come out and parade itself around...

  • The Stardust Margarita [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    May 9, 2013 | 9:00 am

    It’s a little known fact in the world that I used to work as a bartender. If you want to garner experiences that will shape the unique spiritual being that you are, it is imperative that at least once in your life you work nights for a raging alcoholic boss.

    For me it happened at...

  • Ingredient Number One: Love

    By Elana Horwich

    April 22, 2013 | 9:00 am

    They say in Italy that each sauce or each dish comes out differently depending on who is cooking it. Even with the exact same ingredients and measurements. Just the way someone stirs the sauce and connects with the sauce is enough to create a unique and personal outcome. In other...

  • David Miliband resigns from soccer team after hiring of fascist coach

    April 2, 2013 | 6:09 am

    Britain's Jewish former foreign secretary resigned from the board of a soccer club after the team appointed a coach who gave a Nazi-style salute at a game in Rome.

    Italian Paolo Di Canio, who was appointed head coach of the Sunderland team on Sunday, is a self-described fascist...

  • 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...

  • Moshe Kantor awarded Italy’s highest honor for non-citizens

    February 21, 2013 | 8:00 am

    Italy awarded Moshe Kantor, the president of the European Jewish Congress, its highest decoration given to a non-Italian.

    Kantor was honored earlier this week with the Knight’s Grand Cross of the Order of Merit “for his work in promoting tolerance and reconciliation, human rights...

  • Kerry will wait on Israel visit to accompany Obama

    February 20, 2013 | 10:14 am

    John Kerry will tour the Middle East during his first foreign tour as U.S. secretary of state, but will visit Israel two weeks later with President Obama.

    Kerry's itinerary, announced Tuesday for his Feb. 24-March 6 trip, includes Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Turkey, Egypt,...

  • Naples to open Jewish library

    February 14, 2013 | 6:56 am

    Naples is getting a Jewish library, one of three in all of Italy.

    An exhibition called “Judaism and the Shoah in 500 Books from Five Centuries” opened Wednesday in the local Tucci library.

    The Italian Jewish portal Moked reported that when the exhibition is over, the 500 books...

  • Italian Holocaust victims remembered

    By Ryan Torok

    January 31, 2013 | 3:15 pm

    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...

  • Italy releases guidelines for dealing with anti-Semitism at soccer matches

    January 10, 2013 | 1:43 pm

    New guidelines issued by the Italian Interior Ministry govern how police may halt or interrupt a soccer match because of racist or anti-Semitic behavior by fans or on the pitch.

    The guidelines were issued following a meeting this week of the ministry’s watchdog commission on...

  • Italian Prime Minister says he will stand by country’s Jews

    October 17, 2012 | 9:11 am

    Italy’s prime minister promised Italian Jews he would stand beside them in the fight against anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial.

    “We know that anti-Semitism has not been eradicated in Europe,” Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti said at a ceremony Tuesday night marking the 69th...

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