ROME (JTA) — The Italian Jewish community launched a national publication aimed at promoting broader public awareness of Jewish life, traditions and culture.
The first edition of Pagine Ebraiche, or Jewish Pages, a 48-page tabloid, was printed this month. It is being published by the Union of Italian Jewish Communities.
Jewish Pages was launched at the annual Turin Book Fair, where thousands of free copies were distributed. News, commentary, interviews, book reviews, cultural pieces and other features are offered.
The union said the bimonthly publication, the first of its type and scope in Italy, would supplement the magazines now being published by local Jewish communities in several cities, as well as the growing number of Italian Jewish Web sites, including the Union’s flagship information portal www.moked.it.
Some 30,000 to 35,000 Jews live in Italy, most of them in Rome and Milan.