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Jews of Cagliari, the capital of the island of Sardinia southwest of Italy, have a rich and ancient history that dates back to the era of the Roman empire. Since then, the community survived times of prosperity and decline until it ceased to exist as...

After nearly 500 years, descendants of Marrano Jews living in southern Italy have awoken; while many adhere to their Christian identity expressing just symbolic solidarity to their roots, others seek to return to Israel. • Journey to Naples and its environs - and later historical...

Hidden away in a remote village in southern Italy stands a small and unique synagogue that is virtually under female control. It all began almost a century ago, when ‘prophet’ Donato Manduzio fell in love with Judaism and gathered a community of believers. After dozens...

Pesach is over - the matzah has been put away until next year and the leavened bread is adorning our tables once again. But we couldn't resist sharing a few pictures sent to us over the holiday from Shavei Israel communities around the world. We...

More than fifty guests from across Italy descended on Palermo, the picturesque capital of the southern island of Sicily, this past weekend for a Shabbaton organized by Shavei Israel. “It was very emotional,” Rabbi Punturello recalls. “So many people shared that without Shavei Israel, the...

Hanukah was bursting out all over the Shavei Israel Jewish world - communities that Shavei Israel works with have held candle lightings, sung songs, eaten Hanukah donuts and, in general, illuminated the dark December skies with Hanukah joy. Check out this amazing selection of photos...