Tag Archives: the Ghetto

The Notorious SCS

America is fortunate to be living with the Notorious RBG (Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg) in our times. But Venice in the early seventeenth century was lucky to have the Notorious SCS. Sarra Copia Sulum. Her friend and mentor … Continue reading

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Venetian Midwives–Who Knew?

At the presentation I recently made about Sarra Copia Sulam at the Jewish Community Library in San Francisco, one audience member showed a remarkable knowledge of Venetian history. He approached me afterwards and introduced himself as the expert on Venetian … Continue reading

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Learn about Sarra Copia this Weekend!

I’ll be sharing my research into the life of Sarra Copia Sulam this weekend at the Jewish Community Library in San Francisco. This free program runs from 1:30 to 3:00 on Sunday, October 30. See details here: http://www.jewishlearningworks.org/events/2016/10/30/venice-jewish-poet-sarra-copia-sulam-a-presentation-by-kathleen-ann-gonzalez or click … Continue reading

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Ghetto Etymology

Dr. John Peter Maher, Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, recently shared with me his research into the origins, or etymology, of the term “ghetto.” Since I’ve been sharing information about Venice’s Ghetto here, I thought … Continue reading

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Upupa!

Sounds like “Opa!” right? But it’s the name of a restaurant. Check out this gem in the Campo di Gheto Novo. I haven’t eaten a meal there, only had drinks and snacks, but I wanted to share it today for … Continue reading

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Global Metaphor

While in Venice a few weeks ago, I attended the afternoon session of the symposium The Ghetto as Global Metaphor.¬† Though it was about 100 degrees in the Ca’ Dolfin, I could still enjoy the frescoed walls and elaborate chandeliers, … Continue reading

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The New Book Exists!

Last March (2016) my publisher in Venice, Supernova Edizioni, ¬†published my new book, A Living Memory: Immortality for Sarra Copia Sulam. But I’ve never actually seen the finished book until today! Libreria Studium is carrying it. I finally got to … Continue reading

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