Arch of Titus lit up in tribute


October 20, 2023

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The Arch of Titus at the Imperial Forums in Rome, Italy.

(JTA) - When Rome lit up a landmark this week in blue and white following Hamas' deadly invasion of Israel, it joined many other cities and countries across the globe that have bathed their most prominent buildings in the colors of the Israeli flag, including the White House, the Eiffel Tower and the Sydney Opera House.

The landmark Rome chose, however, isn't its most iconic building, nor its biggest. But it does hold a special resonance for Jews.

The Arch of Titus, in the city's historic center, was built nearly 2,000 years ago to celebrate the eponymous Roman general's conquering of Jerus...

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