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  • Spate of anti-Jewish, anti-Israel graffiti blankets Rome

    July 29, 2014 | 11:36 am

    Italian police are investigating a widespread spate of anti-Jewish and anti-Israel graffiti in Rome that local media speculate could be the joint work of left-wing and right-wing extremists.

    Dozens of swastikas, slogans and posters were found spray-painted or plastered on walls...

  • Pope calls Rome chief rabbi to offer condolences for teens

    July 3, 2014 | 1:11 pm

    Pope Francis phoned Rome’s chief rabbi to express condolences on the murder of three Israeli teenagers.

    Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni said the pope called him at home on Tuesday afternoon, the day the teens were buried side by side and within hours of the Vatican releasing a strong...

  • Francis pledges to further Jewish-Catholic dialogue

    October 25, 2013 | 9:39 am

    Pope Francis reaffirmed his commitment to fighting discrimination and furthering Jewish-Catholic dialogue.

    During an audience at the Vatican Thursday with a 60-member delegation from the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Francis said that he has “repeated many times, in recent weeks, the...

  • Netanyahu will not meet pope during Rome visit

    October 21, 2013 | 11:17 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not meet with Pope Francis during a visit to Rome, as the Israeli leader’s office had announced.

    The Vatican reportedly never was asked to schedule a meeting for this week, and due to complex and conservative Vatican protocol cannot...

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  • Pope warns of anti-Semitism as Rome commemorates Holocaust victims

    October 11, 2013 | 10:06 am

    Pope Francis urged vigilance against any resurgence of anti-Semitism ahead of the 70th anniversary of the deportation of Rome’s Jews to Auschwitz.

    Pope Francis made the warning Friday during a meeting at the Vatican with Italian Jewish leaders, including Riccardo Di Segni,...

  • 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...

  • Pope Francis, Rome chief rabbi exchange holiday greetings

    April 1, 2013 | 6:40 am

    Pope Francis and Rome’s Chief Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni exchanged greetings to mark Passover and Easter.

    The two holidays overlap this year: Easter is on Sunday; Passover started last week and ends Tuesday.

    The holidays, Di Segni wrote to the pontiff, “represent both the link and...

  • Pope at installation gives shout-out to Jews

    March 19, 2013 | 8:46 am

    Pope Francis gave a shout-out to Jews during the open-air Mass that formally installed him as pontiff.

    Francis began his homily Tuesday by greeting the Catholic dignitaries and faithful in the huge crowd that crammed St. Peter’s Square and the surrounding area. He thanked...

  • Papabili rabbis and holy envy

    By Mark Paredes

    March 11, 2013 | 1:00 am

    After my first year of law school, I spent half the summer clerking at a law firm in Rome whose office was just a few blocks from the Vatican. I went to St. Peter’s Square every day for lunch, got to touch Pope John Paul II’s hand as he whisked by in his Popemobile during a general...

  • 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...

  • Benedict’s papacy: a period of close Jewish relations with occasional bumps

    February 11, 2013 | 3:41 pm

    Pope Benedict XVI’s eight-year reign as head of the world’s 1 billion Catholics sometimes was a bumpy one for the Vatican’s relations with Israel and the wider Jewish community. But it was also a period in which relations where consolidated and fervent pledges made to continue...

  • Alleged anti-Semitism of Rome team’s soccer fans to be investigated

    January 8, 2013 | 1:57 pm

    European soccer authorities have opened disciplinary proceedings against the Rome soccer team Lazio for the alleged anti-Semitism of its fans.

    The action follows alleged racist chanting and other racist and anti-Semitic behavior on the part of hardcore fans at a match with...

  • Criminalize anti-Semitic websites, Rome provincial council says in motion

    October 30, 2012 | 9:40 am

    Rome’s provincial council is calling for websites that promote racism and anti-Semitism to be blocked and such online hatred criminalized.

    The council on Monday unanimously passed a motion voicing solidarity with Rome local official Carla Di Veroli and with the Rome Jewish...

  • 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...

  • Roman Jewry mourns Italian Muslim leader

    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...

  • Jewish celebration in Rome canceled to honor earthquake victims

    June 4, 2012 | 10:13 am

    Roman Jews canceled an outdoor celebration at Rome’s main synagogue to honor the national day of mourning for the victims of last month’s earthquakes in northern Italy.

    Quakes in the Emiglia-Romagna region on May 20 and May 30 killed at least 24 people, left thousands homeless...

  • Miss Sixty founder dies

    December 16, 2011 | 11:57 am

    Wicky Hassan, a Libyan-born Italian Jew who founded the popular Miss Sixty fashion brand, has died in Rome.

    Hassan died Friday after a four-year battle with cancer. He was 56.

    Born in Tripoli, Hassan arrived in Rome with his family in the late 1960s when thousands of Libyan Jews...

  • Five arrested in Rome for plotting against Jewish community

    December 14, 2011 | 10:46 am

    Police in Rome have arrested five neo-fascists on charges of plotting violence against the Rome Jewish community.

    The accused also plotted to attack Rome’s Jewish community president, Riccardo Pacifici, as well as the city’s mayor, Gianni Alemanno; the president of the Chamber of...

  • Discovering Algeria: Exploring Timgad

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    December 6, 2011 | 10:38 am

    Guest Post by: Kit Herring

    Few people visit Algeria anymore because of internal strife, but I hitchhiked across the country in 1975.  Theses are some recollections of the country’s greatest archeological site, the Roman city of Timgad, as they appear in my novel, Descending the...

  • As Berlusconi exits, new report shows rising anti-Semitism in Italy

    November 15, 2011 | 11:51 am

    Crowds on the streets of Rome jeered and cheered when their long-serving, scandal-plagued prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, stepped down over the weekend. A choir even sang Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” in front of the presidential palace as he handed in his resignation.

    ...
  • Libyan Jewish exile to leave country

    October 10, 2011 | 1:49 pm

    A Libyan Jewish exile attempting to restore Tripoli’s main synagogue will leave the country following angry protests.

    David Gerbi, who arrived in Libya from Italy this summer when Libyan leader Moammar Ghadafi was ousted in a rebellion, agreed Sunday to return to Rome on a military...

  • 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...

  • Rome’s Jewish community to protest right-wing extremist

    August 23, 2011 | 10:48 am

    Rome’s Jewish community has threatened to stage a counter rally against a right-wing extremist who announced a recruitment rally next month for a paramilitary-style nationalist vigilante group.

    Rome Jewish community president Riccardo Pacifici joined political leaders in condemning...

  • Talmud to be translated into Italian

    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...

  • Ghetto Tour of Rome

    April 2, 2010 | 12:10 pm

    From Jewish Times of South Jersey:

    “My name is Micaela Pavoncello, thank you for contacting Jewish Roma Walking tours.” That was the first line of the response we got about joining Micaela on one of her Jewish-themed tours in Rome. While not inexpensive, her tour of the Jewish...

  • Pope Admits He Mishandled Bishop Matter

    March 13, 2009 | 4:01 pm

    ROME (JTA)—Pope Benedict XVI admits in a letter that his rehabilitation of a Holocaust-denying bishop backfired.

    The remarkable letter to bishops, whose text was officially released Thursday by the Vatican, also says the Vatican must become Internet savvy to
    prevent further mishaps....

  • Skirball photo exhibit shows Pope John Paul II’s lifetime of outreach to Jews

    By Tom Tugend

    September 17, 2008 | 10:33 pm

    A large photo in the exhibition "A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People" shows a smiling Elio Toaff, the chief rabbi of Rome, warmly welcoming the pontiff to Rome's Great Synagogue in 1986.

    Today, when interfaith meetings and celebrations are routine, it...

  • VIDEO: A Good Joke

    May 12, 2008 | 11:44 pm

    A classic joke in a new short video by Nick Fox-Gieg of www.fox-gieg.com

  • Roman Holiday

    By Rob Eshman

    July 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    On vacation in Rome, we lucked into an apartment with a terrace overlooking Campo de'Fiori. During the morning hours, the square is a bustling open-air market, and we would walk down and lose ourselves among the piles of cherries, white peaches and arugula.

    By midday the vendors...

  • When in Rome, eat kosher like the Romans

    By Paul Bompard

    July 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Just 50 yards from the Trevi Fountain, in the heart of old Rome, is a new kosher fast food spot and pizzeria.

    Da Michele is the newest of a flowering of restaurants, fast-food outlets, groceries, butchers and catering services that now offer tourists and Romans many aspects of...

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