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Ebrei e Sicilia

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Translated title The Jews in Sicily
Editors

Nicoló Bucaria, Michele Luzzati, Angela Tarantino.

Curators

Marida Di Ferro, Antonino Polizzi.

Imprint

Palermo, Italy, 2002. 389 pp., illustrations: 64 col., 70 b&w, 30.2 × 22 cm. Italian, with three essays in English.

ISBN

887842196

Location

Convento della Magione (24 April–22 May 2002)

Description

Monumental publication with 28 essays pertaining to the history, religion, and culture of Sicilian Jewry. Topics include: Late Antique and Byzantine Jewish amulets (Giancarlo Lacerenza), Jewish liturgical rites and holidays (Ariel Viterbo), Sicilian Jewry and coral art (Aldo Sparti; featuring an unusual Torah pointer), etc. Many archaeological finds, including stone inscriptions, carvings, oil lamps, and coins. In-depth descriptive entries. More than 100 items.

main keywords

AMULETSARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDSCEREMONIAL OBJECTSSICILY

minor keywords

Cairo GenizahCoinsGreeceHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Italy, 17th–19th CHistorical documentsItalyJudeo-Arabic manuscriptsKetubbotMikvahOil lamps, ancientPrinted booksRimmonimScrolls of Esther, engraved bordersSoldiers (Jewish) & related objectsSynagogues, inscriptions fromTombstones, ancientTorah ArksTorah casesYad

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