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Yael Amato

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I am promoting a Jewish Movement in South Italy where Jews from Sefardi origins can reconnect with their father's heritage. Not only they should come back by rediscovering these Jewish roots, but more important they should be able to recuperate them in the most similar way and close to the traditions belonged to their old families. What is very little known, is that Sefardi traditions got lost during the Inquisition but not completely, the importance to bring back to light all the traditions of the past is a relevant part of the coming back of these Jews, the Anusim. To encourage the research not only through history, but a practical research where people themself are part of it, and to give more space to know more about costumes of Christianos Nuevos, should be taken into account. To consider Anusim part of the Jewish Nation and to allow them to come back within their traditions rather than an enforced Conversion, I believe is a Mizvah. Too often these Jews have been sxcluded in certain circumstances by more resrictive, integralist Communities, or have been forced to undergo' a full conversion as if they were not counted as Jews.

It is actually sad, to think of the destiny they had to undergo' and the misfortune which occurred for a very long period of time more than 350 years, during the Inquisition. Recent studies have proved the presence of at least 40% Jews in South Italy during Inquisition times, the majority
of them being already expelled from Spain as Christianos Nuevos, where only the minority of them could flee abroad and return openly Jewish, mostly in Salonicco, Izmir, Rodi the Americas, and North Europe. The remaining ones had to opt for remain in the country and still be descendant of Christianos Nuevos, with all the traditions typical of these groups' of Jews.

Rabbi Barbara Aiello, has been working for the last ten years on a revival of Jewish life, therefore she has in 2007 opened Ner Tamid del Sud Synagogue where many Anusim and Jews from America participate. It is the first Synagogue in Calabria after 500 years and recently a Sefer Torah was brought to Sicily in Palermo, to the growing Chavoura' led by Salvo Asher Parrucca, a valid student of Rabbi Aiello who with the support of Enzo Li Calzi have given a wonderful examples of how Jewish life is coming back to Sicily.

On the 14th of July my son Alessandro Joseph Avraham will take his Bar Mizvah in Serrastretta, and it will be the first Bar Mizvah completely in Italian, with an Italian boy. His gift for Torah is wonderful, a great inspiration from above, which will make many Jews understand what is the soul inside a young person and a Jewish soul. It is so important for all of us to invest with young people like him, and hpefully many more. He will in this occasion play some Jewish music on his cello. Being myself a musician, I believe there is no better words than the ones of music. These words, the notes, can go fast above and will communicate directly to people's heart.

Artículos Publicados

ADEI WIZO-Comunita’ Ebraica di Napoli

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Naples’ Jewish Community presents a wonderful Commemoration Celebration on the 4th of November to remember the Day of End World War II.   Three International Artists Sara Hazan Levy-Walther Linis-Luciano Tagliacozzo with a significant Paintings’ Gallery...

Giornata della Memoria 27 gennaio 2013

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Municipalita' 5 Napoli Vomero-Arenellapresso Via Morghen-Sala Silvia Ruotolo 2° piano-ore 12.00 Orchestra Ensemble Musicale Giovanile Coro delle scuole Elementari DoReMiLandia Ass. Amici di Citta' della Scienza-Italian Jewish Cultural Centre Coordinato dai Docenti delle Scuole Secondarie ad Indirizzo Musicale...

Leone Hebreo

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Leone Hebreoבית ספרד Discendeva dall'illustre famiglia Abarbanel: era infatti figlio di Isaac Abrabanel, famoso studioso studioso del pensiero religioso ebraico che, per le sue capacità organizzative, era diventato tesoriere e ministro del re Alfonso V...

Due Concerti di Hannukka-5773: Festa delle Luci-2012

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Festa delle Luci-2012 בית ספרד SEFARAD TRIO Angela Yael Amato violino, Gennaro Vanacore flauto, Roberta Paturzo chitarra Musica Sefardita, Melodie Tradizionali, Arie di Pergolesi e Mozart "….per l'incontro tra culture diverse!" Prima del Concerto verranno spiegate le tradizioni della Festa di...

Napoli Vomero Notte-29-settembre 2012

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The Festival Napoli Vomero Notte on september 29th 2012 has hosted an interesting combination of Arts' Event with a concert performed by the Sefarad Trio and Paintings Exibition of two major artists, Sara Hazan...

Diaspora Jews-from Inquisition

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Inquisition in 1942 was not the best human image. However nothing can recall this period of history if not just the rediscovery of the history itself. Researching on Arts and Music of that itself...

Anusim, from the Iberian Peninsula to Sicily and Calabria

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Anusim, "forced ones"is the correct term which describes a group of Jews expelled from the Iberian Peninsula during the 1492 Inquisition. The issue was particularly important for many of them because they were not...

Jewish Life in Italy after the Inquisition

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A movement is starting in South Italy, where lost Sefardi Jews can reconnect with their origins. It all started during Inquisition time when in 1492, Jews had been prosecuted by the Christian Church and been...

Concerto Di Musica Ebraica : Dalla Musica Ebraica Sefardita al Kletzmer

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Dalla Musica Ebraica Sefardita al Kletzmer In ricordo del Bar Mizvah-בר מצוה אמאתו אלכסנדר יוסף אברהם פארפיט IN OCCASIONE DELLA FESTA DELLA MUSICA E MUSEQUALITY WORLD BUSK 2012 Angela Yael Amato al violino ed il Gruppo...

Sefardi Music Comes Back Home

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Yael Amato with her colleagues Gennaro Vanacore, Roberta Paturzo and the Ensamble Musicale Giovanile in the old Napoli Jewish Quarter. At the San Gennaro All'Olmo-Fondazione G. Battista Vico and Santa Maria delle Anime...