A recent New York Times piece tells the story of Palermo, Sicily’s resurgent Jewish community
(JTA) –The Roman Catholic Church in Palermo is ceding to Jewish ownership the use of part of a church and monastery complex built atop the ruins of a medieval synagogue. The move is being viewed as a gesture of reconciliation more than 500 years after the expulsion of Jews from Sicily. The church will finance…
More than 300 men and women, who identify of descendants of Jews dating back centuries, gathered in the Sicilian capital of Palermno on Sunday to celebrate Jewish history as part of an annual event called European Days of Jewish Culture.
Rabbi Pinchas Punturello will begin work in southern Italy and Sicily to reach out to the Bnei Anousim, the descendants of Jews forced to convert to Catholicism centuries ago.
Susan J. Gordon’s father-in-law converted to Judaism at the age of 60, saying he had a ‘Jewish soul.’ Strangely enough, the gut feeling may have come from his upbringing in Sicily.
This week in the world of Jewish food we’ve all been lusting after delicious fried Hanukkah goods, but in case you need a break, we bring you some healthy Hanukkah culinary options as well. Happy Hanukkah.
I have long thought that Hitler could have used a makeover. Maybe I just prefer my historical dictators to be cleanly shaven. However, jeans company New Form’s new ad campaign, which portrays the Nazi leader in Barbie-pink military garb and an armband with a red heart in place of a swastika, somehow doesn’t quite inspire me to hit the mall.