US rabbi reviving Jewish roots in her family’s Italian town
By FRANCES DEMILIO Associated Press | Friday, July 22, 2022, 12:05 a.m.
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Rabbi Barbara Aiello walks the courtyard of her "Ner Tamid del Sud" (The Eternal Light of the South) synagogue and home in Serrastretta, southern Italy, Friday, July 8, 2022. From a rustic, tiny synagogue she fashioned from her family's ancestral home in this mountain village, American rabbi Aiello is keeping a promise made to her Italian-born father: to reconnect people in this southern region of Calabria to their Jewish roots, links nearly severed five centuries ago when the Inquisition forced Jews to convert to Christianity. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)