History of the Jews in Italy
The history of the Jews in Italy spans more than two thousand years. The Jewish presence in Italy dates to the pre-Christian Roman period and has continued, despite periods of extreme persecutions an...
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Dispersion of the Jews in the Roman Empire
The Jewish diaspora (Hebrew: Tfoot'za, תפוצה) or Exile (Hebrew: Galut, גלות; Yiddish: Golus) refers to the Israelites who were exiled from the Kingdom of Israel and the later exile of the Jews from th...
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Jewish-Roman wars
The Jewish–Roman wars were a series of large-scale revolts by the Jews of the Eastern Mediterranean against the Roman Empire between 66 and 135 CE. The revolts integrated nationalist, religious and et...
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Napoleon and the Jews
Napoleon Bonaparte of the First French Empire enacted laws that emancipated European Jews from old laws restricting them to ghettos, as well as the many laws that limited Jews' rights to property, wo...
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Italian Jews
Italian Jews can be used in a broad sense to mean all Jews living or with roots in Italy or in a narrower sense to mean the ancient community who use the Italian rite, as distinct from the communities...
St. Anne's Church, Trani
St. Anne's Church (Italian: Chiesa di Sant’Anna) located in Trani, Apulia in Italy, was built as the Scolagrande Synagogue during the medieval period; the structure houses now the Jewish Section of th...
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Moni Ovadia
Moni Ovadia (born 1946) is an Italian actor, musician, singer and theatrical author. "Moni" is short for "Salomone" (Solomon).
Ovadia was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, in 1946 to a Jewish family who ...
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Salamone Rossi
Salamone Rossi or Salomone Rossi (Hebrew: סלומונה רוסי or שלמה מן האדומים‎) (Salamon, Schlomo; de' Rossi) (ca. 1570 – 1630) was an Italian Jewish violinist and composer. He was a transitio...
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Ferrara Bible
The Ferrara Bible was a 1553 publication of the Ladino version of the Tanach used by Sephardi Jews. It was paid for and made by Yom-Tob ben Levi Athias (the Spanish Marrano Jerónimo de Vargas, as typo...
Camillo Olivetti
Camillo Olivetti (August 1868 in Ivrea, Piedmont, Italy– December 1943 in Biella, Italy) was an Italian electrical engineer and founder of Olivetti & Co., SpA., the Italian manufacturer of c...
Alexander Rofe
Alexander Rofé (born June 22, 1932) is Professor Emeritus of the Bible at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Alexander Rofé was born in Pisa, Italy in 1932. His father, Gersh Roifer was active ...
Bruno Pontecorvo
Bruno Pontecorvo (Russian: Бру́но Макси́мович Понтеко́рво, Bruno Maksimovich Pontekorvo; August 22, 1913 – September 24, 1993) was an Italian nuclear physicist, an early assistant of Enrico Fermi ...
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Synagogue of Casale Monferrato
The Synagogue of Casale Monferrato, which was built in 1595, is particularly known for its exquisite Baroque interior with walls and ceiling embellished with elaborate painting, carving and gilding. I...
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Lelio Cantoni
Lelio Cantoni (1802, Gazzuolo, Dukedom of Mantua – 1857, Turin) was an Italian rabbi. In 1829 he entered the Istituto Rabbinico at Padua, then recently established, graduating as a rabbi in...
Vercelli Synagogue
The Vercelli Synagogue (Italian: Tempio Israelitico) is a synagogue in Vercelli, Italy.The synagogue, located at Via Foà 70, was built in 1878. It was designed by Marco Treves, an architect born i...
Shabbethai Panzieri
Shabbethai Panzieri ben Mordecai was an Italian rabbi of the seventeenth century.He was Rabbi of Rome in 1652 and 1653, of Sinigaglia from 1680 to 1685, and again of Rome from the last-mentioned year....
Negation of the Diaspora
The negation of the Diaspora (Hebrew: שלילת הגלות‎, shlilat ha'galut, or Hebrew: שלילת הגולה‎, shlilat ha'golah) is a central assumption in many currents of Zionism. The concept encourages...
Crescenzo Alatri
Crescenzo Alatri was an Italian writer; born at Rome, 1825; died February 12, 1897. He was educated in the Talmud Torah of his native city, and graduated as rabbi, but never held any office. Alatri wa...
Mole Antonelliana
The Mole Antonelliana is a major landmark building in Turin, Italy. It is named for the architect who built it, Alessandro Antonelli. A mole is a building of monumental proportions. Construction beg...
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Aaron ben David Cohen of Ragusa
Aaron ben David Cohen of Ragusa (born about 1580) was a Rabbi in Ragusa, nowadays Dubrovnik.His maternal grandfather was Solomon Oheb, also rabbi in the same city. Aaron studied in his native city and...
Biella Synagogue
The Biella Synagogue is an early 17th-century synagogue in Biella, Italy. The synagogue occupies the top floor of a medieval house at Vicolo del Bellone 3, in the heart of the historic Jewish quarter....
Ostia Synagogue
The Ostia Synagogue is an ancient synagogue located in ancient Ostia Antica, the seaport of Imperial Rome. It is one of the oldest synagogues in the world, the oldest synagogue in Europe and the oldes...
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Scolanova Synagogue
The Scolanova Synagogue (Judeo-Italian for new synagogue)is a synagogue in Trani, Italy. It was built as a medieval synagogue in the 13th century, confiscated by the church during a wave of antisemiti...
Riccardo Patrese
Riccardo Gabriele Patrese (born 17 April 1954) is an Italian former racing driver, who raced in Formula One from 1977 to 1993.He became the first Formula One driver to achieve 200 Grand Prix starts wh...
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Jews of San Nicandro
The Jews of San Nicandro (also called San Nicandro Jews) are a small community of Jews from San Nicandro Garganico, Italy. The San Nicandro Jews are descended from local gentile families from the 15th...
Diamante citron
The Diamante citron (Citrus medica var. vulgaris or cv. diamante − Italian: cedro di diamante, Hebrew: אתרוג קלבריה‎ or גינובה) is a variety of citron named after the town of Diamante, locat...
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