A Year of Music and Food in 

Jewish Italy

Thursday, May 9

USA 12:00 pm PT / 3:00 pm ET

UK 8:00 pm / France 9:00 pm / Israel 10:00 pm

The talk will last approximately 90 minutes

About this talk

Italy is one of the most ancient Jewish diasporas, probably the oldest in Western Europe. Both its liturgical music and culinary recipes are therefore believed to have stemmed directly from the destruction of the second Temple, if not earlier. Following an ideal Jewish calendar, from a Rosh Hashana to the next, we'll delve into the music and cuisine of what has been her family heritage for centuries and centuries with Miriam Camerini, Israeli-born, Italian-raised theatre director, actress, singer, and rabbi-to-be. Miriam has written a book on food and religion(s): (Ricette e Precetti, 2019) and has been researching and performing Jewish music of different diasporas for the last 20 years: come and hear!

About Miriam

Miriam Camerini is a theatre director, jewish scholar, writer, singer and actress. She's the founder and artistic director of Benhashmashot, Jewish Theatre in Milan, with which she tours all over the world. On the academic side, Miriam holds a BA in Linguistics and Literature from the State University of Milan and attended an MA program in Theatre Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, studied Bible and Talmud at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem and is now a rabbinical student at Beit Midrash Har'El, one of the first orthodox institutions to ordain women rabbis. Miriam published a book about food and religion, Ricette e Precetti (Giuntina, Firenze 2019), which has been published in German by Hentrich&Hentrich in 2021, with the title Rezepte und Gebote.

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With your contribution, you will also be donating to the American Sephardi Federation, which preserves and promotes the history, traditions, and rich mosaic culture of Greater Sephardic communities as an integral part of the Jewish experience.

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