Tag: Judaism

Roman Travelers in Eretz Israel

In the middle of the night on July 9, 1746, two Jews of the Roman ghetto, Amadio Abbina and Sabato Isacco Ambron, left the city, The description of their adventures and the places they visited during their long pilgrimage to...

/ November 16, 2017

To be a Scribe in Italy: a Century Old Legacy

Working as a sofer (scribe) and restorer for more than thirty years, Rav Amedeo Spagnoletto recently appointed chief rabbi of Florence, has become a keeper of the Italian tradition handed down for centuries. In his presentation Rav Spagnoletto will discuss...

/ November 8, 2017

The Babylonian Talmud Translation Project

Organized by The Babylonian Talmud Translation Project, in collaboration with Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and Primo Levi Center. An informative talk on The Babylonian Talmud Translation Project, the significance of the Talmud, and the ethics of translation. Featuring: Rabbi Riccardo Di...

/ October 24, 2017

Italy at the Forefront: Innovation versus Constraints

Italian Minister of Cultural Heritage Dario Franceschini will speak about Italy’s leading role in global cultural conservation and on the culture and tourism ministry’s initiatives in international relations. He will also preview the museum of Italian Judaism, to open in Ferrara...

/ October 19, 2017

Opening: Rome Lab, Jewish Rome in New York

On September 14th, 2017, Centro Primo Levi and the Jewish Museum of Rome will open a learning space, the Rome Lab, dedicated to the history of the Roman Jews and of the twenty-two centuries relations between Rome and Jerusalem. The Rome Lab, located in the...

/ September 14, 2017

Stranger in a Strange Land—Searching for Gershom Scholem and Jerusalem

In Stranger in a Strange Land, George Prochnik revisits the life and work of Gershom Scholem, whose once prominent reputation, as a Freud-like interpreter of the inner world of the cosmos, has faded in the United States. He vividly recreates Scholem’s...

/ March 23, 2017

Watch: In old synagogue, New York discovers Italian hazanut

Primo Levi Center invited Rabbi Richetti from Italy to perform a selection of religious songs.

/ March 6, 2017

Rav Elia Richetti: The Italian Chazanut Roundtable

Ashkenazi Songs From the North of Italy, with Rav Elia Richetti and Dr. Francesco Spagnolo. Each year, Centro Primo Levi invites a guest cantor to lead a ceremony of music and singing from the Italian and Mediterranean Jewish traditions. This program features...

/ February 22, 2017

Zionismus: The German Roots of Zionism

A Homeland for the Jews? A refuge from antisemitism and the cruelty of the mob! Relief from grinding poverty. Freedom from the caprices of despots! A place for Jewish religion and culture to flourish! The dream that Theodor Herzl gave...

/ February 7, 2017

The History of the Kindertransport and Its Long-Term Effects

Deutsches Haus at NYU and the Leo Baeck Institute present a lecture by Lilly Maier on “The History of the Kindertransport and Its Long-Term Effects.” The Kindertransport (“children’s transports”) is a remarkable story to arise out of the horrors of the Holocaust. Over 10,000 mostly...

/ December 12, 2016