'Aliyah is an insurance policy' for Jews in Rome
Despite the fact that the veteran Jewish community of Rome seems to be thriving, its president believes that, due to growing Muslim fundamentalism, the rise of radical political party and economic slowdown, people should consider packing their bags for Israel.
ROME - As local landmarks go, the Great Synagogue of Rome, completed in 1904, is not a particularly ancient building. But littered throughout its prayer and study halls, and the local Jewish community offices on the two upper floors, are priceless pieces of furniture, religious objects and illuminated manuscripts salvaged from dozens of ornate Renaissance-era synagogues throughout Italy, some going back to...
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