Rome’s Jewish Ghetto: History, Community, and Resistance
Jewish and Italian History are merged as the infamous Ghetto of Rome is ‘liberated’ upon the ascension to the throne of King Victor Emmanuel II, in 1870. Rome leaves behind its thousand-year rule by the Roman Catholic Church and the Jewish Community of Rome is freed from more than 300 years of house arrest. This 7-acre patch of dense urban fabric in the heart of Rome has come to symbolize Jewish solidarity as well as the successful assimilation of a pre-diaspora migration of Jews from the Holy Land to join the patchwork of ancient Roman society.
Sincere thanks for this review. It would have been interesting to hear more about the specific worshipping and rituals of the different “schools”.