January 17, 2010 | Dan V. Segre
Most Italians think there are many times more Jews in Italy than the thirty-one thousand paying members of the Italian community. Native Italian Jews probably number no more than fifteen thousand. There are sizable communities of Libyan (mainly in Rome) and Lebanese and Iranian origin (mainly in Milan). The false perception of a large number of Jews in Italy results from the fact that several Jews have indeed played key roles in Italian society over the past century and a half.
June 1, 2008 | Marissa Gross
The Salute to Israel Parade officially began in 1965. Several thousand people participated. A wide range of Jewish participants attended the first parade. Also invited were various representatives of non-Jewish communities. Nowadays the parade draws over one hundred thousand marchers, with an additional million supporters watching from the sidelines. Elected officials, both Jewish and non-Jewish, have appeared at the parade, including governors of New York, mayors and former mayors of New York C
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