FERRARA, READY FOR THE JEWISH BOOK FESTIVAL IN ITALY Four days to discover Jewish culture through meetings, discussions, exhibitions and walks

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The sixth edition of the Jewish Book Festival in Italy that will take place as from now until 28th April, making Ferrara the capital of the Italian Hebrews. The seven-arm candelabra that stood in the Temple of Jerusalem, takes the form of an open book, this is the logo of the event organised by the Fondazione Meis (National Museum of Italian Judaism and the Holocaust).

The programme full of surprises will be punctuated by international meetings, debates, concerts,educational workshops (for children), film screenings, wine tasting, sightseeing tours, an exhibition, a prize, not forgetting, of course, books. The initiative will start with the Jewish “Notte Bianca in Italy”, which will start in the evening at 21:00 at ‘il Chiostro di San Paolo.’ This year the event will pay “Tribute to freedom” which was conquered after years of persecution, deportations and wars.

The exhibition “Torah life source” constitutes another important element of great celebrations and will be accessible to visitors until December 31, 2015. Worth noting in the fourth edition of the”Premio di Cultura Ebraica Pardes”: established by Founding Meis to enhance and spread the knowledge of Jewish culture and tradition in Italy and in Europe, where on April 26 the Nobel Prize in literature will go to Patrick Modiano, the writer Samuel Modiano, who survived the Auschwitz extermination camp, and the well-known Anna Foa.

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