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is JTA's correspondent in Prague. She has been covering the former Eastern European bloc since 1990 and currently serves as the news editor of The Prague Post. The former Europe editor for Travel Weekly, she also contributes to several other publications, including The Independent on Sunday, Conde Nast Traveler and several guidebooks on the Czech Republic.


  • Myanmar debate turns to Israel bashing

    A United Nations debate on the human rights situation on Myanmar became a venue for attacking Israel.

  • Unsolved JDC death invites speculation

    Forty years ago Charles Jordan, the chief executive of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, turned up dead in Prague’s Vltava River. The case remains unresolved – and continues to stir passions.

  • Jewish Group Condemns Estonia for Glorification of Nazi Past

    The Israel director of the Simon Weisenthal Center strongly criticized a recent celebration in Estonia, meant to mark a key battle between pro-Nazi Estonian forces and the Soviet Army during World War II.

  • Czech leaders denounce anti-Semitic chanting

    Czech Jewish leaders sent a letter of complaint to the country’s leading soccer team concerning anti-Semitic chants during games.

  • Russian mogul wins European vote

    The election of the first Eastern European to the helm of the European Jewish Congress is fueling speculation that the organization will expand its focus beyond anti-Semitism and Middle East issues.

  • Russian billionaire pushes education

    Moshe Kantor’s Russian origins may be the key to his victory or defeat when members of the European Jewish Congress elect a president next week.

  • Czech cellist spearheading revival

    Thanks to an ebullient young cellist, Jewish composers from pre-World War II Czechoslovakia are finally getting their due in the land of their birth.

  • Lawmakers protest Tisha B’Av bar exam

    The New York congressional delegation signed a letter to the state’s Board of Law Examiners urging fair treatment for observant Jews who cannot take a summer bar exam because it falls on Tisha B’Av.

  • 150,000 rally against Olmert

    Some 150,000 protesters gathered in Tel Aviv to call on Ehud Olmert and Amir Peretz to step down.

  • Bush threatens hate crimes veto

    President Bush said he may veto a law that would expand the definition and prosecution of hate crimes.