“Venice’s ancient Jewish neighborhood was flooded on Friday morning, as a new high tide peaked at 154 cm, leaving 70% of the iconic Italian city inundated”

Venice’s ancient ghetto floods as new tides rise
by Rossella Tercatin
November 15, 2019

The new emergency comes two days after Venice suffered from the worst flooding in half a century, with water reaching 187 cm, prompting mayor Luigi Brugnaro to describe the event as “apocalyptic” and to say that “Venice is on its knees.” The Jewish community and sites also suffered some damages. “Luckily, our synagogues are all located on top floors, but a storage facility and the kosher restaurant were affected,” Paolo Navarro, a member of the board of the Jewish Community, told the Jerusalem Post in a phone call. Navarro spoke to the Post only a few minutes after the water started to flood the square where, in 1516, the local authorities chose to establish an area to segregate the city’s JewsREAD MORE

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