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With Papal consent, Edgardo Mortara, a Jewish child, was ripped from his family and raised as a Catholic in 19th century Italy
Steven Spielberg’s next film focuses on a little-known tragedy that ripped apart a Jewish family in Italy.
Based on The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, a 1997 book by David Kertzer, it is the shocking story of a Jewish boy taken from his family in pre-unification Italy, with the blessing of Pope Pius IX.
Even though it seems like something from Medieval times, this happened in modern times; Edgardo lived until 1940.
In the 1850s, Bologna was the second city of the Papal States, an area of central Italy ruled by the Pope. Although many Italians were pressing for change, the city remained under sway of Church
Images from Haifa, Hula Valley and Ethiopia were singled out by judges in the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards Open competition
Images shot by two Israeli photographers were shortlisted among the top 10 in the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards Open competition, the judges announced on February 28.
Dina Alfasi was shortlisted in the Open Street Photography category and Bar Kaufman in the Open Wildlife category. Their chosen photos will be shown alongside the awards’ other shortlisted and
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Dizzy Gillespie didn’t hold back:
When ‘First Call’ musicians are contacted for a recording date or to play a live show but, already have a commitment that conflicts, it is the usual thing for them to recommend another player to fill that spot. Doing so keeps them in the good graces of the ‘Contractor’ who puts together the musicians for events.
That’s why it is incumbent upon ‘First Calls’ to refer the very best replacement they can. Not only does it provide the musician they
Featuring Stunning Photographs by Wyatt Gallery of the Oldest Synagogues in the Western Hemisphere
Jewish Treasures of the Caribbean (Schiffer, winter 2017) presents over 200 exquisite color images by the award-winning photographer Wyatt Gallery that highlight the little-known history of the earliest Jewish communities of the New World, as seen through the remaining historic sites in Barbados, Curaçao, Jamaica, Nevis, St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. Eustatius, and Suriname. These
This is the story of a kid from Brooklyn who dreamed an impossible dream. He didn’t know that it was impossible so he did it; he made it come true.
Born in Brighton Beach on October 3, 1922, Paul Cohen was but 8 years old when his Father handed him a cornet and said simply, “Here, play!”.
Paul was into sports and what he loved the most, was to play ball with his pals. Being a smart kid, he caught onto the situation quickly. He understood that the quickest way he would be able to join his