Florence is known, on the one hand, for the encounters between Christian and Jewish intellectuals that took place at the Medici court in the fifteenth century, and on the other hand, for the restricted life of its Jews in the ghetto from the sixteenth until the nineteenth century. Its grand nineteenth century synagogue is a symbol of the Jew’s rapid emancipation into the Italian society. At the same time, the Holocaust Memorial at the train station reminds us of the Italian fascists who together with the Nazis deported the Jews, removing them from Italian society.
The history of the Jews of Florence will be presented through virtual tours of the city. “Visits” to sites in Florence that represent different historical periods will offer a more direct vantage point over the life of Jews at the time.
Online course, the link will be sent to participants in advance
Tuition: IS 725 per course
10% discount for pre-registration for one series (10 classes): 650 shekels (prior to October 3, 2021)
10% discount price for 2 series of classes, 15% discount price for 3 series of classes or more
The History of the Jews in Florence