is JTA’s senior European correspondent. Based in Rome, she travels and writes extensively on Jewish affairs in Italy, Central and Eastern Europe and other European countries. A former UPI reporter, she has also written for The New York Times and the Encyclopaedia Judaica. She is also the author of several books: Virtually Jewish: Reinventing Jewish Culture in Europe, Jewish Heritage Travel: A Guide to East-Central Europe and Upon the Doorposts of Thy House: Jewish Life in East-Central Europe, Yesterday and Today.
November 19, 2014 3:19pm
A country with only about 20,000 Jews now boasts dozens of Jewish museums, culture festivals, academic departments and hundreds of grassroots initiatives focused on preserving Jewish heritage.
October 28, 2014 5:08pm
The presidents of Poland and Israel jointly inaugurated the long-awaited core exhibit of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, erected on the site of the Warsaw Ghetto.
June 27, 2014 4:03pm
Two events, hundreds of miles apart, demonstrated the range of ways in which the memory of Jews and the Holocaust are commemorated in Poland.
June 24, 2014 2:50pm
Katka Reszke and Slawomir Grunberg found their Jewish identities later in life, and their Wroclaw nuptials were a showcase of Poland’s Jewish renewal.
June 10, 2014 5:43pm
Angered by what they see as government whitewashing of history, Hungarian Jews are raising money for their own Holocaust remembrance efforts.
May 19, 2014 3:00pm
Pope Francis is taking along two old friends from his days as archbishop of Buenos Aires to send a message on his upcoming Mideast trip about interfaith cooperation.
April 24, 2014 5:44pm
When Pope Francis canonizes two of his predecessors — John XXIII and John Paul II — Jews will also be celebrating their legacies.
November 14, 2013 4:40pm
Moni Ovadia, perhaps Italy’s best known Jewish stage actor, found himself at odds with his fellow Jews over Israel.
October 29, 2013 11:15am
The Velvet Underground frontman once spent a whole evening, his ear pressed to my parents’ stereo, listening to the Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter.”
September 24, 2013 11:30am
In an interview with a Jesuit journal, the pontiff says he likes a Chagall painting depicting a crucified Jesus, wrapped in a tallit, against a backdrop of anti-Jewish violence.