Sicily's Ancient Jewish Presence Revived With Discovery of Europe's Oldest Mikveh

In January 2013, for the first time in more than 500 years, Syracusans listened to their rabbi read the Book of Esther.

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An attractive island in the Mediterranean, Sicily has been a hub of migration routes for millennia. Jews are thought to have been part of the patchwork at least as early as the 1st century, after the fall of...