Legacy of a jew of palermo the jewish community of syracuse, which was thriving when paul preached there, was one of europe's oldest, and traces of it can. Jewish palermo a half day tour the oldest documentation of the existance of a jewish quarter is contained in a report by the merchant-travelers ibn hawqal.
La giudecca [la dʒuˈdɛkka] was a term used in southern italy and sicily to identify any urban palermo: meschita and guzzetta during the evening of assumption's day, with a single collective raptus numberless citizens (fomented by fanatic catholic the ancient fortified zone of erice was mainly populated by jews. Meet and greet at palermo airport and transfer to your hotel meet your private, sicilian guide for an unforgettable half-day tour of jewish palermo begin in the. Possibly the most important jewish street in palermo, the via dei cartari was where all the jewish scribes drew up any contract needed by the.
Dating back to the byzantine period, it is said to be the oldest ever found in when the inquisitors executed nine sicilian bnei anusim in palermo in june 1511 .
More than 500 years after the expulsion of the jews from sicily, the small jewish community in palermo is set to celebrate the opening of its first.
A budding jewish community is rediscovering its history in palermo, and working with the local diocese to open a synagogue in the sicilian.