Italian Jewry

An Italian Yiddish was never in the cards, as the case of “Judeo-Mantuan” makes clear, because Jews were more closely integrated into Italian society than they were in Eastern Europe.

March 4 2020 12:01AM

The Jews of Ferrara.

Carlin Romano
Feb. 17 2020 12:01AM

An illuminated manuscript reflecting the Roman Jewish rite.

National Library of Israel
Feb. 14 2020 12:01AM

For a word that is, in terms of its linguistic history, a relatively recent one, ghetto’s origins have been an unusual source of contention and uncertainty.

Jan. 8 2020 12:01AM

Salomone de Sesso.

Ariel David
Dec. 6 2019 12:01AM

When other cities put Jews in ghettos, Sabbioneta oversaw a trailblazing printing press.

Eleanor Foa
Nov. 7 2019 12:01AM

Azariah de’ Rossi, Modern Orthodox rabbi?

Henry Abramson
April 4 2019 12:01AM

An 11th-century talmudic encyclopedia.

Henry Abramson
March 27 2019 12:01AM

Part Joyce, part Balzac, part yizkor book.

Dec. 7 2018 12:01AM

And how Hebrew wound up on a central column.

Antonio Spagnuolo
Oct. 24 2018 12:01AM

The myth of the good Italian.

Oct. 10 2018 12:01AM

With some rabbinic assistance.

Simone Somekh
Oct. 9 2018 12:01AM