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Mar 21, 2021, 3:01 PM
For all those dad who are no longer with us
Hi Daddy, For 22 years, every time I read the word "Dad," I have been thinking about the day our lives changed forever: the day when one of the most important pieces of our existence was taken from us. Lots of...
Feb 16, 2021, 1:48 PM
A tribute to Rav Garelik obm: The story of a rabbi in love and Chanel No.5
Winter, 1959. World War II had ended just fifteen years before. An Orthodox Jewish couple, he 27 and she a little younger, arrived in Milan. Reach your Jewish brothers, wherever they are, and bring them the Torah: this is the...
Jan 29, 2021, 12:39 AM
A story of a prayer book in Italy during the Holocaust
Someone was knocking at the door. It was 3 AM. “Miss Rabello, open. It’s me, your neighbor.” A noise passed through Alba’s sleep; trouble, full of nightmares and breathless sleeping. The noise at the door did not stop, and her husband...
Jun 26, 2020, 12:40 AM
How the Rebbe changed my life when I was 15
I was 15 and had many questions, yet I was too ashamed to ask my teachers and my rabbis, so I just kept them hidden in my heart. One day, one of my teachers told me she was leaving...
May 7, 2020, 7:24 AM
Is Unorthodox better than Orthodox?
Have you ever wondered why G-d or Nature – call it what you want – felt the need to create a female? Why are the bodies and brains of man and woman so different? Why does my endocrine system produce more...
Feb 26, 2020, 1:45 AM
Why G-d sent the Coronavirus
Sometimes we receive signals from heaven, shocks that help humanity return to the right path. Periodically, we are the recipients of messages that force us to control the direction we have given our life, and reevaluate if it is...
Dec 23, 2019, 12:06 PM
Dedicated to all our anti Zionist friends
Don't be surprised when I tell you that in order to understand what anti-Zionism really is, we have to travel back in time to 3,500 years ago. Specifically, we go back to the accursed meeting between Jacob and Esau, during...
Oct 8, 2019, 9:43 AM
A message from your loved ones for Yom Kippur
My hero, Thank you. You are giving me back my life. I fought with all my might to see you in this place, during this special moment. It has not been easy. I have been threatened, I have been sent away, I have...
Jun 30, 2019, 11:07 PM
Our life is a Museum of Illusions
I have been to the museum of illusions in Vienna with my children. As we entered we saw pictures that appeared totally different according to the side you were looking from. Rooms painted with diagonal stripes made people appear...
Dec 13, 2018, 10:30 PM
I am the baby killed by the silence of the world
Bye Mum, Shalom Dad, I have seen you only for a few instants but my time has arrived. I love you so much, I cannot believe I will never see you again. I was ready to come to the world in two months,...
Gheula Canarutto Nemni is a professor and novelist living in Milan, Italy. Her most recent novel '(Non) si può avere tutto' Mondadori 2015 tells the story of an Italian Orthodox Jewish girl and her challenges in the professional world in Milan.