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November 7, 2006
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An exhibition of Islamic art is under way in an Italian synagogue. Called SalamAleikum, the show opened Oct. 29 in the historic synagogue in Casale Monferrato in northern Italy’s Piedmont region. the city, including a mosque and the Turin synagogue.

An Israeli- and Jewish-themed film festival is under way this week in Rome. Called the Roma Kolno’a Festival, it focuses on four themes: contemporary Israeli film, the spy story in Israel- and Jewish-themed films, the influence of the Holocaust on the films of survivor and filmmaker Roman Polanski, and a homage to Israeli filmmaker Uri Zohar.

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