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.
July 15, 2012 10:21am
A new petition is urging the U.S. government to help find and return four children whose Jewish mother illegally abducted them from Italy to Russia.
July 13, 2012 12:14pm
Some 140 members of the Italian parliament have added their voices to calls for a minute of silence during the upcoming Olympic Games to honor the Munich 11.
July 10, 2012 9:40am
Israel in twin ceremonies honored non-Jewish Poles who rescued Jews during the Holocaust and those who have preserved Jewish memory since World War II.
July 8, 2012 6:52pm
European Jews are revamping efforts to make themselves a “third pillar” of Jewish life alongside Jews in Israel and North America.
July 6, 2012 12:48pm
Milan’s Jewish community has condemned a meeting of European extreme right-wing movements due to be held at a Milan hotel Friday and Saturday.
July 4, 2012 8:26am
A new iPhone/iPad app uses advanced technology to tell the Jewish story of Oswiecim, the town in southern Poland where Auschwitz was built.
July 1, 2012 9:53pm
Mario Balotelli, who grew up as the foster son of a Jewish mother, led Italy to the Euro 12 soccer championship game.
July 1, 2012 12:49pm
Yad Vashem has changed the wording of an exhibit panel that describes Pope Pius XII’s reaction to the Holocaust.
July 1, 2012 9:41am
Vandalism in a Jewish section of Vienna’s Central Cemetery left 43 gravestones toppled or damaged.
June 27, 2012 10:40am
A whistle-blowing Budapest rabbi was questioned by police for what has been described as the misuse of sensitive private information stemming from a personal conflict within the Jewish community.