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 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.
June 16, 2013 3:12pm
Adam LeBor’s first foray into fiction introduces the world to Israeli heroine Yael Azoulay, an undercover operative caught up in a tale of corporate greed and international corruption.
April 29, 2013 2:56pm
The head of Hungary’s Raoul Wallenberg Association said he was beaten at a soccer match in Budapest.
April 26, 2013 4:49pm
Jewish and pro-Palestinian demonstrators faced off in Rome during a parade marking the World War II liberation of Italy.
April 22, 2013 5:59pm
Daffodils swarm the Polish capital as Poles join with Jews from around the world to remember the Warsaw Ghetto uprising and mark the dedication of Poland’s new Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Ruth Ellen Gruber reports.
April 18, 2013 3:48pm
After years of delays, setbacks and funding shortfalls, Poland’s $100 million Jewish museum will open — partially — to the public this week. JTA’s Ruth Ellen Gruber reports.
April 15, 2013 12:17pm
More than a dozen tombstones at the Jewish section of Milan’s main cemetery were vandalized.
April 14, 2013 6:58pm
Following the resignation of France’s chief rabbi in a plagiarism scandal, the Vatican reaffirmed its support for his position against same-sex marriage.