About the Author


Mauro Chaim Pace

Born in Rome, Italy, 40 years ago. He recently married Lauren from California and they live in Bologna, Italy, with their two dogs. He is a law school graduate of University of Bologna and works as a court-room clerk for the criminal court system of the same city. He is along with his wife an active member of the small, yet culturally vibrant, Jewish community of Bologna. He is an observant Jew and an outspoken Zionist. He is also a fan of all things comedic, and believes in the power of humor


Swastikas in My City of Bologna

Is Fascism quietly going mainstream again?

Italian Mothers Versus Jewish Mothers

Italian mothers give Jewish mothers a run for their money. I should know – I’m Italian, and Jewish.

Shabbat in Italy vs. Shabbos in the United States

Differences I’ve observed between spending Shabbat in Italy and Shabbos in America.

Being a Zionist in Bologna

I live in Bologna Italy and yes I am a Zionist. My European neighbors are not my biggest fans.

Wanna Come for Shabbos?

In my travels I’ve met many types of Jews who’ve invited me – or not invited me – for Shabbat. Let me introduce you to some of them.

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