Rome’s Jewish Ghetto
Rome has the oldest Jewish community in Europe, since Hannukah in 160 BC
Envoys of Judah Maccabee, Jason ben Eleazar and Eupolemus ben Johanan, were the first to arrive in Rome. Additional delegations arrived in Rome. Jewish merchants went to Rome for economic opportunities, and many stayed growing the Jewish population. Also, Jewish scholars came to Rome in 96 AD.