The Guide to Jewish Italy

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Random House Incorporated, 2004 - Travel - 207 pages
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The Jewish community in Italy has a long and storied history going back more than two millennia to the days of the Roman Empire. This remarkable guidebook-the only one of its kind-is a city by city survey of every location in Italy that contains art, artifacts, or architecture tied to the Jewish heritage of Italy. Included are scores of synagogues as well as scrolls, texts, artifacts, and Jewish cemeteries. Of particular interest are sidebars explaining fascinating peculiarities of various Italian Jewish communities. For instance, Tuscan Jews in the medieval period spoke a distinctive version of Italian dialect peppered with phrases from Hebrew and other languages, a sort of Italian Yiddish. Sure to fascinate devotees of Jewish culture and lovers of Italy, The Guide to Jewish Italy is perfect for armchair travelers and inveterate tourists alike.

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Contents

Introduction
7
Alessandria
18
Carmagnola
24
Cherasco
30
Moncalvo
36
Turin
42
Jewish art and ceremonial objects
48
Milan
56
Sabbioneta
62
Genoa
68
Padua
74
Venice
80
Verona
90
Gorizia
96
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About the author (2004)

Annie Sacerdoti is Italy's foremost expert on the Jewish community and its cultural history. She is a member of the European Committee for Jewish Heritage.
alberto jona falco is a photographer specializing in Jewish art and artifacts.

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