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New Catalogue of Hebrew manuscripts in the Vatican Library
June 27, 2008
Benjamin Richler reports (on H-Judaica) that Hebrew Manuscripts in the Vatican Library; Catalogue, compiled by the staff of the Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts in the Jewish National and University Library, Jerusalem, edited by Benjamin Richler, paleographical and codicological descriptions by Malachi Beit-Ari? In collaboration with Nurit Pasternak. Citt? del Vaticano, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 2008 (Studi e Testi 438). xxvii + 682 + 66 pp.+ 16 colour plates. The first comprehensive catalogue of the Hebrew manuscripts kept in the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana. The catalogue, written in English with titles and citations in Hebrew, describes all 803 Hebrew manuscripts found in the Vatican Library before 2007. Previous catalogues written in Latin or Hebrew were either incomplete or very brief. The present catalogue includes detailed descriptions of the contents, detailed palaeographical and codicolological descriptions and transcriptions of colophons and owners' entries. There are indexes of persons (authors, scribes, owners etc.) subjects, place names, other manuscripts mentioned and illuminated manuscripts and, in Hebrew letters, of piyyutim and poems and titles. The history of the collection is included in the historical introduction by Delio Vania Proverbia on pp. xv-xxiii.  Orders:

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Milan railway station to host Holocaust memorial
By Lisa Jucca
Reuters, September 18, 2007
Milan - Milan central railway station's notorious Platform 21, which witnessed the deportation of hundreds of Jews in 1943-45, will host the city's first Holocaust memorial, local authorities said. The museum, to open in two years' time, will occupy 6,000 square meters of the underground rail network in Milan where hundreds of Jews from Milan and nearby were gathered to be sent to Nazi death camps such as Auschwitz and Dachau.
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The Italian Synagogue through the Ages
by Noemi Cassuto

17th International Convention of the Italian Association for the Study of Judaism
September 16-18, 2003

The Virtual Jewish History Tour: Florence

At the Jewish Virtual Library

The Virtual Jewish History Tour: Rome
At the Jewish Virtual Library

The Prehistory of the Florentine Ghetto: Magistrato Supremo 4449 and 4450
At the Jewish Virtual Library

The Synagogue of Casale Monferrato
The Temple of Casale Monferrato was built in 1595. It is a monument of great artistic and historical interest, a valid proof of the important role played by the jewish community in this city, once capital of a prestigious independent marquisate, today still rich of beautiful artistic buldings.

Ancient Ghetto of Venice

Jewish Community of Pitigliano

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Jewish Community of Rome Inaugurates New Museum Space: New Exhibition Celebrates the Centennial of the Tempio Maggiore di Roma
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Report on Italy: Work on Venice Cemetery Continues / Jewish Heritage & Museum in Sicily
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Book Review of Musei Ebraici
About the nature and role of Jewish Museums in Europe based on the proceedings of a conference dedicated to the topic held in Bologna in May, 1996. From Jewish Heritage Report II, 1-2

Dedication Ceremony Scheduled for Jewish Cemetery on Venice Lido
from ISJM News Update, August 18-25, 1999

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