The Museum of Italian Judaism and the Shoah (MEIS) in Ferrara published a call for applications for the position of Director of the museum. MEIS aims at bearing witness to the events that have characterized the two millennia of Jewish presence in Italy, raising awareness of the history, philosophy and culture of Italian Judaism from its origins, with particular emphasis on evidence of racial persecutions and the Holocaust, and on promoting the values of peace and brotherhood among peoples and bring cultures and religions together. Read more information on the call for applications for director here.
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Despite talk about globalization and the international community, new border fences and walls are being erected all over the world—around states, occupied territories, and gated communities, between public and private spaces, between the legal and the illegal. Some of these borders are permeable and others fatal, some are visible and others reinforced by cultural codes, language tests, or biometric methods. Borders decide about life and death, “identity” and “otherness,” belonging and exclusion. “And the Gileadites took the fords of the Jordan against the Ephraimites; and it was so, that when any of the fugitives of Ephraim said: Let me go over, the men of Gilead said unto him: Art thou an Ephraimite? If he said: Nay; then said they unto him: Say now “Shibboleth” and he said “Sibboleth”; for he could not frame to pronounce it right; then they laid hold on him, and slew him at the fords of the Jordan; and there… | Read more »