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Italian artist revives antisemitic blood libel with painting of medieval child martyr

Renown Italian painter unveiled his latest canvas — a grotesquely antisemitic depiction of hook-nosed Jews engaged in the “ritual murder” of a terrified Christian infant.

Italian Jewish communities mobilise funds to combat coronavirus crisis

The Union of Italian Jewish Communities (UCEI) will allocate a part of its 'Eight Per Thousand' funds and will make all possible dedicated fundraising efforts to support the fight against the coronavirus.

UCEI to launch support hotline for those in need

The Union of Italian Jewish Communities (UCEI) is preparing to launch a support hotline for those in need at the time of the coronavirus emergency.

Italian Jews keep sense of community despite coronavirus lockdown

Despite lockdown, the Jewish community in Italy is doing its utmost to support its members religiously, physically and spiritually, the head of the country’s umbrella Jewish organisation and the country's EJC affiliate, Noemi Di Segni, said.

Former Milan Jewish leader Michele Sciama succumbs to Coronavirus

Michele (Micky) Sciama, who served from 1993 to 2007 as Secretary General of the Jewish community of Milan, passed away at the age of 79 from the coronavirus. May his memory be a blessing.

At centre of global pandemic, Italy’s Jews contemplate Pesach under lockdown

As Italy is on lockdown, local Jewish communities are reorganising themselves, mostly through the web.

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