Tag: Judaism

The Book Smugglers, with author David Fishman

JICNY Salon Series presents: Meet the Author, Dr. David Fishman “The Book Smugglers”. Winner of the National Jewish Book Award for Holocaust TIME: 7:30pm Wine & Refreshments 8:00pm Speaker WHERE: 732 W. End Ave, 3rd floor, NYC COST: $10 online; $15...

/ February 22, 2018

Book presentation: Grandangolo by Simone Somekh

After much anticipation, Simone Somekh is presenting his novel “Grandangolo” (Wide Angle) in New York City, at NYU’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò. The author in conversation with Jane Tylus, Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature at New York University. Organized by...

/ February 20, 2018

Jewish Spain in American Tongue: The Sephardic Return of Emma Lazarus

Emma Lazarus, the 19th-century Sephardic American poet and translator, expressed an identity particularly engaged with the Jewish legacy of medieval Spain. This ASF Young Sephardi Scholars Series Lecture by 2018 Broome & Allen Fellow Dr. Leonard Stein will explore Lazarus’s proto-Zionism, sexuality,...

/ January 30, 2018

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