Latins, love and liturgy

A visit to Jerusalem’s Italian Synagogue.

March 7, 2018 16:59
The interior of the Italian Synagogue

The interior of the Italian Synagogue. (photo credit: RUTH CORMAN)

IN MY search for lesser known aspects of Israel, I decided to visit the Italian Synagogue in Jerusalem. This turned out to be a joyous experience for me in more ways than one. On arrival I heard music coming from two talented singers entertaining the crowds outside the synagogue, with selections from Italian operas and Neapolitan folksongs.

This was a great treat for me, as, having been singing for the past eight years, I am familiar with most of the arias and could not resist joining in discreetly, hopefully unheard and unseen.


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