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In Italy, numbers up, culture up

In Italy, numbers up, culture up

ROME — Whenever Georges De Canino worries about the future of Italian Jewry, he looks at the bricks in the building across the street from his apartment in the center of this city’s old Jewish ghetto.

A painter who sometimes stares at the stones for inspiration, De Canino claims that they originally came from the Coliseum, and they remind him of history’s long arc. The stones have been in Rome for nearly 2,000 years. The city’s Jews have been here for longer. And neither of them, De Canino says, is going anywhere.

“Above all, it’s a community that survives invasions, barbarians, the economy,” De Canino said. “We’re a small community that is reborn, that grows. We play a very important role in Italy.”


Memories of Six Day War at Ammunition Hill

Memories of Six Day War at Ammunition HillONLY THE occasional sniffle or wiping of damp eyes could be heard over the hushed voices of the friends and families of the fallen. Dozens of families and comrades of Israeli soldiers killed in the 1967 Six Day War gathered last month on Jerusalem’s Ammunition Hill to mark the opening of a new hall honoring the 182 soldiers who died in the battle for Israel’s capital. Ammunition Hill, the site of some of the fiercest fighting in the Six Day War, was long neglected as a memorial site despite...
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Readying 1,600 tons of honey

Readying 1,600 tons of honeyJERUSALEM — Beekeepers from across Israel delivered their honey products to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin this week in light of a festive event held at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem for the upcoming Jewish New Year. A delegation of the Israeli Honey Council, which also included a three-generation family of children, parents and grandparents in the beekeeping business, presented the president with their selection of sweet goods on Sunday, August 30.

Help for infertile Jewish couples

ROCKVILLE, MD. — Laura has donated her eggs four times to women who needed help having children. “It gave me a real sense of purpose,” she said. “It really is a great personal pleasure to know that I have something that changes someone’s life.” Laura, 28, from Manassas, Va., asked that her full name not be published to protect her privacy. She made the donations through A Jewish Blessing, a company in Jacksonville, Florida, that matches Jewish potential parents who are infertile w...

Rosenwald changed the lives of African Americans

Rosenwald changed the lives of African AmericansPHILADELPHIA — Alex Bethea, the son of cotton and tobacco farm workers, was in sixth grade in 1965 when his family moved from Dillon, South Carolina, to the tiny town of Fairmont, NC, where he attended a school called “Rosenwald.” But it wasn’t until this week, 50 years later, that Bethea learned that his school was named for Julius Rosenwald, the Jewish philanthropist who is the subject of a new documentary by Aviva Kempner. The film tells the little-known story of Rosenwald’s contr...

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