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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.

Italian Antisemitism Observatory: Hatred against Jews on the rise in an era of conspiracy theories

There were 251 registered antisemitic incidents in Italy in 2019 according to the 2019 Antisemitism Observatory report, constituting a 27% rise from the 197 recorded incidents in 2018.

Italian rabbis issue prayer for wellbeing of coronavirus patients

An association of Italian rabbis has urged congregants to pray for the well-being of the hundreds of people there and beyond infected with the coronavirus.

Italian Jews and Christians jointly host Syrian refugee family in Milan

Christians and Jews in Milan are jointly hosting a Muslim family that fled from the fighting in Syria.

Survey: 15.6 per cent of Italians think the Holocaust never happened

More than 15% of Italians believe that the Holocaust never happened, a new poll has found. In 2004, such a position was expressed only by 2.7% of the respondents.

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