More than a dozen tombstones at the Jewish section of Milan's main cemetery were vandalized.
In the Christian cemetery of this sleepy farming town on the spur of Italy’s boot, Lucia Leone looks up at a row of tombs marked incongruously by Stars of David.
Anyone can choose Jewishness at any point along a life path, and many, many people do. That means institutions that reach out in different ways at different life-cycle moments --preschools, synagogues, camps, mortuaries -- must be able to welcome, educate and retain members of the tribe who possess only a vague sense of Jewishness. At the same time, people are coming to Judaism outside institutions, in new, unusual and, sometimes, unrecognizable ways
Walk into any Judaica store looking for a Kiddush cup, candlesticks or spice boxes and you’ll find yourself confronted with a plethora of silver and wood and an abundance of carved or engraved Jewish symbols from Stars of David to Lions of Judah.
Painter and sculptor Tobi Kahn tries to break that mold with his innovative ceremonial objects which eschew kitsch and present Judaica in an entirely new light.