by Annie Sacerdoti
Illustrated by: Alberto Jona Falco
Organized by region, this guidebook takes the reader on a complete tour of over forty towns and cities. The book includes scores of synagogues as well as texts, scrolls, 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. There is also practical information on local museums, authentic restaurants, and Judaica bookstores. The Guide to Jewish Italy will fascinate all devotees of Jewish culture and lovers of Italy.
Included are hundreds of fascinating photographs.(207 Pages)
Publisher: Rizzoli, 2003
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