Articles written by Simone Somekh

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 By Simone Somekh    News    October 7, 2022

Italian Jews worry and wait as Giorgia Meloni, far-right leader, prepares to take power

(JTA) - The success of Giorgia Meloni's Brothers of Italy party in Italy's national election last week means the country is poised to have its most right-wing government since World War II, when Italy...

 By Simone Somekh    News    May 7, 2021

LGBTQ students sue Yeshiva University for discrimination

NEW YORK (JTA) — A group of students and alumni is suing Yeshiva University for discrimination, claiming that the university violated New York City’s human rights law when it refused to recognize an LGBTQ student club. The lawsuit was filed...

 By Simone Somekh    News    March 27, 2020

What American Jews can learn from my Italian Jewish community's response to the coronavirus

By Simone Somekh NEW YORK (JTA)—The Italian people’s first reaction to the coronavirus was to have a good laugh. Not because they didn’t believe the virus was a real issue, but because that’s just how we like to process big changes in my home... Full story


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