Italy

By Micaela Procaccia

Hadassah International Research Institute on Jewish Women, November 1, 1999

The author presents an outline of the history of Jewish women in Italy, going back to their involvement with Jewish and Christian courts in the late Middle Ages. Highlights include women's struggles against forced conversion, anti-Semitism, and the creation of the Italian ghetto; women's involvement in Garibaldi's Resorgimento; the early popularization of the Bat Mitzvah celebration; the first Italian Jewish woman to have a rabbinic education; women's role in the anti-Nazi resistance and later in Holocaust awareness; and finally women's active leadership in the modern Italian Jewish community.

Topic: History, Culture, Women

Name of Publication: Working Paper Series

Page Number(s): 31-38

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Genre: Other

Coverage: Italy

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Procaccia, Micaela. Italy. Working Paper Series. Hadassah International Research Institute on Jewish Women. 1 November 1999: 31-38. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2144


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