History of the Jews in Rome: the turbulent 15th century


The history of Jews in Rome is fraught with turbulence.  Living alongside their Christian neighbors, they were subject to alternations of acceptance and suspicion, tolerance and persecution.  The view of the Church and State throughout much of the Middle Ages had its roots in a position taken by Pope Alexander II. In 1063, he decreed […]

Shavuot is coming


Shavuot is coming The word Shavuot means “weeks.” It celebrates the completion of the seven-week Omer counting period between Passover and Shavuot. The Torah was given by G‑d to the Jewish people on Mount Sinai on Shavuot more than 3,300 years ago. Every year on the holiday of Shavuot we renew our acceptance of G‑d’s […]

Kosher Meals to Go for Jewish Tourists and Students in Rome

Carciofo alla giudia: a delicacy from one of our Kosher Cooking Classes

While in Rome you can still have your delicious kosher meals easily and fast. If you are planning to go studying abroad or a trip amongst history, magnificent ancient architecture, great food and still respect your jewish dietary law, the city of Rome is your perfect destination. In Rome, kosher meals are delivered to your […]

Ancient Rome and Judea: Judas Maccabeus to Julius Caesar

Rome Colosseum

Something that always surprises people is just how far Roman and Jewish history goes back. Essentially everything you see in Rome – from the temples of the Roman Forum to the iconic Colosseum – was built after the Roman Republic first came into contact with the people of Judea, way back in the mid-second century BC. The year was […]