Obadiah Sforno was a philosopher and exegete who taught Hebrew to the humanists.
The pope’s not-so-secret Jewish treasures.
Lorenzo Da Ponte, librettist.
Jewish excellence in musical theater, three centuries before Irving Berlin.
The coveted position of “preacher to the Jews.”
An exhibit includes a 16th-century Yiddish version of a Latin anatomy textbook.
A new Torah scroll, 530 years after the expulsion.
The columns of Ferrara.
After being captured by a converso friar-turned-pirate.
Loans, schmattes, and medical care.
They succeed most when they feel like home.