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Category Archives: Jewish Rome

Visiting the Great Synagogue of Rome

The Great Synagogue of Rome. Photo Credit: Paolo Menchetti

Steeped in history and rich in culture, the Jewish Ghetto is among Rome’s most atmospheric historical neighborhoods, but no exploration of the Jewish Ghetto would be complete without visiting the Great Synagogue of Rome. For more than 100 years, the synagogue has stood at the physical and metaphorical center of Rome’s Jewish community, serving as […]

Can Jews Go Inside the Sistine Chapel?

Can Jews go inside the Sistine Chapel? Feature image: Michelangelo - Creation of Adam

Can Jews Go Inside the Sistine Chapel?  Today I’m addressing a question my guests ask me all the time: can Jews go inside the Sistine Chapel?  Rome boasts an abundance of attractions and cultural curiosities. Running through the Eternal City is a rich vein of Jewish history and patrimony: not just in and around the […]