Archive for June, 2014

  • World War II

    World War II

    Jews in the Ghetto Vecchio in Venice after the Liberation, Archive of Jewish community in Venice When Italy entered the war in 1940, many Jews appealed to Mussolini and to […]

  • Historical Figures

    Historical Figures

    Berachot, Bomberg Talmud, 16th century Isaac  Ben Melchiezedek of Siponto  was an Italian rabbi and Talmudist who  lived about 1110-70 was born and lived in Siponto. His father was known […]

  • Siponto


    Santa Maria di Siponto, 1117 A.D. One the most famous centers for Jewish culture in Apulia was in Siponto. Many students from this town went to Mespotamia in the early […]

  • Apulia


    Jews lived in Apulia from ancient Roman times until 1541, when they were banished from all of Southern Italy. They arrived after the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem in […]

  • Antiquity


    Ostia/Rome, synagogue, 1st century, Lazio The fate of the Jews in Rome and Italy fluctuated, with partial expulsions being carried out under the emperors Tiberius and Claudius. After the Jewish […]

  • Period


    Jewish Calendar

  • Typology


      Ketubah, Ferrara, Italy, 1739 (Groom: Isaac, son of Eliezer Ashkenazi, Bride: Fiora, daughter of Jacob Alfandari)

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