When Pope Francis walked the streets of Rome’s Jewish ghetto on Sunday, he was treading on centuries of painful history — and giving us hope for a better future, Rossella Tercatin writes.
EUROPE SPEAKS: In Italy, writes Rossella Tercatin, Jews need to learn to live with a history of being betrayed by their neighbors.
Jill Abramson says her biggest Jewish moment is coming up soon. Her daughter is getting married next September — and a Seder plate is on the couple’s wedding registry.
Composer Aldo Finzi’s last words in 1945 were, ‘Let my music be performed.’ Now, his final wish is being honored as his ‘Serenade to the Wind’ is debuting in Milan.
FOOD: You can’t find a single piece of kosher Parmigiano-Reggiano anywhere in the world, since the only family-owned manufacturer retired and closed up shop.
“Good morning, I would like to visit the Synagogue,” says a sweet lady wearing an old-fashioned patterned dress at the Milan Sinagoga Centrale (Central Synagogue) on a lazy mid-summer afternoon. “I’m sorry ma’am. For security reasons, it is not possible,” replies the attendant.