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.
September 13, 2012 11:40am
On the eve of Pope Benedict XVI’s departure on a highly sensitive two-day visit to the Middle East, the Vatican decried violence in the name of religion.
September 13, 2012 10:28am
Italian scholar Cesare Colafemmina, an internationally known pioneer in the study of Jewish history and culture in southern Italy, has died.
September 9, 2012 2:45pm
Pope Benedict XVI said he regards his upcoming trip to Lebanon as a visit aimed at promoting peace and dialogue in the entire Middle East.
September 9, 2012 11:36am
Israel’s Hadas Yaron won the Best Actress award at the 69th Venice Film Festival.
August 31, 2012 5:13pm
Italy’s Jewish leadership mourned the death of Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, 85, who was known in part for forging closer relations between Christians and Jews.
August 31, 2012 2:27pm
A fisherman who took part in the dramatic rescue of about 30 Jews during World War II died this week.
August 21, 2012 3:48pm
Some 25 young Poles, many of whom have only recently discovered their Jewish roots, are taking part in a seminar in Israel to explore their Jewish identity and learn more about Judaism and Israel.
August 13, 2012 6:31pm
About 20 Roman Jews protested outside the apartment building of convicted Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke over his freedom of movement.
August 9, 2012 10:35am
A public prosecutor in Italy has opened an inquiry after a vacationing Jewish-American couple complained about wine with a picture of Adolf Hitler on the label for sale in a shop near Verona.
August 8, 2012 10:37am
The Jewish community in Lviv, Ukraine, has warned that construction of a new shopping center could seriously damage a historic synagogue next to the site.