(ANSA) - Rome, September 26 - The ancient ghetto of the
Italian capital will hold a series of events, theatre
performances and guided tours on this year's European Day of
Jewish Culture on September 29.
The theme selected for the XIV edition is 'Judaism and
Nature', according to the website of the Union of Jewish
Communities in Italy (UCEI), which coordinates the initiatives.
''What can Jewish tradition suggest as concerns establishing
a healthy relationship with the surrounding world?'' is the
question posed by the event's organizers.
This is a question to which Rome - as well as many other
Italian cities, such as Naples, where the community is
celebrating its 150th anniversary - will respond to through a
variety of conferences delving into the issue from a number of
Photographic exhibitions, workshops and even a treasure
hunt among the ghetto's alleyways will also do their part.
Visits are also possible to the synagogue and Jewish
museum, where the exhibit 'Survivor. Primo Levi in Larry Rivers'
portraits' is on display.
European Day of Jewish Culture initiatives in Rome are not
restricted solely to the ghetto, as there will also be guided
tours to the Ostia Antica synagogue (at 12:30) and to the Vigna
Randanini Jewish catacombs (Appia Antica, at 10:30).
The full calendar of events in Rome and other locations is
available at www.ucei.it.