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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.


  • Polish politician blasts Jews

    A Polish member of the European Parliament has published a booklet suggesting that Jews are unethical, are obsessed with separateness and are a “tragic community” because they don’t accept Jesus.

  • Report: Czech Jews threatened

    A Czech newspaper claims that Islamic extremists planned to murder dozens of Jews in Prague during Rosh Hashanah — though the Jewish community says it was never informed of such a threat.

  • Romanian, Bulgarian Jews praise E.U. step

    The Jews of Bulgaria and Romania have something especially sweet to add to their New Year’s festivities: Approval of their countries’ applications for membership in the European Union.

  • Austrian anti-Semites make hay of war

    Israel’s monthlong war with Hezbollah emboldened the extreme-right segment of Austrian society, which is willing to use any pretext to fuel anti-Jewish sentiment ahead of parliamentary elections.

  • Israeli kids find shelter in Poland

    Who would have predicted that just a few generations after the Holocaust, Poland, of all places, would serve as a refuge for Israeli children seeking shelter from danger?

  • Expats build up progressive Judaism

    Yankee expatriates are playing a key role in cultivating Euro-American-style progressive Judaism.

  • Reform Europe: Facts on the ground

    Facts on the ground for progressive Judaism which is seeing a revival in Europe, its birthplace.

  • Bosnian Jews blast restitution proposal

    Jewish groups are troubled by a new property restitution law in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina that officially discriminates in favor of the country’s Muslims.

  • Poles say anti-Semitism label unfair

    Anti-Semitism is still a problem in Poland. But there are efforts to counteract the problem, and many young people in Poland say they are tired of being held collectively responsible for the past actions of some Poles.

  • Communal Polish restitution drags on

    Monika Krawczyk has been haggling for several years with the municipal government of Brzeziny, Poland. The town council, she says, includes several members who grew up next to a synagogue that they now pretend did not exist.