Italian Jewish Singers

Italian Jewish Singers

Dalida`  an Italian Jewish Singers- As a “Bat Anousim” she was “I nostri”  – “one of us.” Although she was born Iolanda Cristina Gigliotti, when it came time to select a stage name, she chose “Dalida`,” from the Hebrew for “delight.” And, as Dalida` she became...
Jewish Ritual Rescue

Jewish Ritual Rescue

Jewish Ritual Rescue   What Happens to Judaica When Our Kids Don’t Want It? Last year in a local Goodwill store I found a very old Kiddush cup. It sat on a shelf crowded with an assortment of pewter and silver goblets and was so tarnished that I nearly missed the...
Jews of the Emerald Isle

Jews of the Emerald Isle

Does Your Bubbe Come From Ireland? By Rabbi Barbara Aiello Characters:   Narrator – “Lepra-Cohen” Prophet Jerimiah Rebecca – Jane Forstenzer – the Jewish girl from Lisbon – Portuguese Jews – established Ireland’s First Synagogue in 1660 when...