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Ruth Ellen Gruber, JTA
Ruth Ellen Gruber, JTA

One of the menorahs at the Museum of Lights in Casale Monferrato.

It’s always Chanukah in this picturesque Italian town

CHANUKAH 5778 SECTION E PAGE 6 CASALE MONFERRATO, Italy — It’s always Chanukah in this picturesque town in northern Italy’s Piedmont region. Jews have lived in...

Shaul Bassi, the Merchant in Venice Project Director and coordinator of the Venice Ghetto 500 anniversary committee.

Shylock back in Venice

VENICE — Last week, an international, multilingual cast performed Shakespeare’s controversial play, “The Merchant of Venice,” in the secluded main plaza of the...

Money, memory meet at Auschwitz

CRACOW — Pawel Sawicki gets to his desk every morning by 7, but he works no regular office job. Sawicki is an information officer at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State...

Warsaw’s POLIN museum celebrates and mourns Polish Jewish life

WARSAW — In a Europe wracked by fears of rising anti-Semitism, and in a country whose Jews were all but annihilated in the Holocaust, a dazzling new “museum of life”...

Two popes canonized

ROME — Popes John XXIII and John Paul II were declared saints of the Roman Catholic church on April 27, the day that is also the eve of Yom Hashoah. It’s a coincidence...

Yael: fictional Israeli undercover agent at UN

BUDAPEST — There’s a new Jewish heroine on the block, a tough but tender Israeli who does undercover work for the UN and stars in a new series of thrillers by the...

Warsaw marks ghetto uprising

WARSAW — In Warsaw, sirens wailed and church bells rang to mark the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, a valiant but failed revolt by Jewish fighters...

Warsaw’s Jewish history museum is dedicated

WARSAW — Krzysztof Sliwinski, a longtime Catholic activist in Jewish-Polish relations, gazed wide-eyed at the swooping interior of this city’s Museum of the History of...

Jews sing Francis’ praises

ROME — When the white smoke rose last week at the Vatican, signaling to the world that the College of Cardinals had chosen a new pope, Catholics weren’t the only ones...

Benedict’s papacy: a period of close Jewish relations with occasional bumps

ROME — Pope Benedict XVI’s eight-year reign as head of the world’s one billion Catholics sometimes was a bumpy one for the Vatican’s relations with Israel and the...