Jewish Historian Irene Shaland

Jewish Historian Irene Shaland

Irene Shaland is an internationally published art and travel writer, Jewish historian, and educator. Irene’s research, publications, and lectures are focused on the multiple issues illuminating diaspora identity, the rich tapestry of global Jewish experiences,...
A Calabria Miracle!

A Calabria Miracle!

A Calabria Miracle! When Covid Restrictions Cancelled our Chanukah Celebration the Local Parish Priest Offered the Church! When Sinagoga Ner Tamid del Sud was deemed too small to meet Italy’s Covid 19 social distancing requirements it seemed that the annual...
Your Pumpkin Has Italian Jewish Roots!

Your Pumpkin Has Italian Jewish Roots!

Thanks to a comprehensive article by Dr. Yvette Alt Miller (Aish.com), we learn that autumn’s hallmark, the pumpkin, has Italian Jewish roots! The story begins with the Sephardi Jews of Spain who, 500 years ago, developed pumpkin cuisine. In fact, it was Sephardi Jews...