“Right now in this country, I don’t know that you can open minds with an opera,” he said. “But I think we can respond.”
Lorenzo da Ponte — a Jewish-born Venetian turned Roman Catholic priest (and playboy) — had a lot in common with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
How about a person with an ugly Hanukkah sweater? Bernie Sanders/Larry David? Matzah?
Italian Senator Liliana Segre had called for a commission to investigate hate after she was subjected to anti-Semitic abuse on social media.
A plaque bearing “Heil Hitler” was also discovered at the site
The couple, medical professionals whose ancestors hid their Judaism, broke the glass atop the ruins of the Bova Marina synagogue.
The first Jewish head of state was said to be in Honduras, all the way back in 1841.
Giorgio Bassani’s “Novel of Ferrara” weaponizes the familiar haze of life in its ordinariness.
“We are not in a legal position to buy something that according to Italian and international law we already own.”
She threatened to sue anyone who posted “pictures or phrases” that were “offensive,” regarding her grandfather.