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.
December 30, 2012 7:49pm
Rita Levi Montalcini, an Italian biologist who defied World War II fascist anti-Semitism and went on to win a Nobel Prize in medicine, died at the age of 103.
December 25, 2012 11:15am
Pope Benedict XVI prayed for peace in the Middle East during his Christmas Eve mass at the Vatican.
December 24, 2012 11:16am
A Jewish Italian lawmaker has launched an online petition to bar “neo-fascist, neo-Nazi and racist” movements from fielding candidates in upcoming elections.
December 23, 2012 11:59am
Stars of contemporary Yiddish culture turned out in New York for an emotional gala memorial concert honoring Yiddish diva Adrienne Cooper, an influential performer, teacher and composer.
December 20, 2012 5:56pm
A Jewish member of Italy’s parliament urged the country’s Interior Minister to curb the formal inception of an Italian version of Greece’s extreme-right Golden Dawn party.
December 20, 2012 11:38am
A new interactive website powered by Google maps has put Spanish Jewish heritage online.
December 18, 2012 4:36pm
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas received a warm welcome from Pope Benedict XVI during a three-day visit to Rome.
December 12, 2012 7:30pm
For the second year in a row, vandals disrupted the public lighting of a Chanukah menorah in Catania, Sicily.
December 11, 2012 7:21pm
With massive Jewish museums opening across Europe, the Czech Republic is moving ahead with plans for an innovative one called 10 Stars that aims to establish thematic exhibitions at 10 restored heritage sites across the country.
December 9, 2012 1:09pm
Police and customs officials in the port of Naples seized five containers believed to contain arms about to be shipped to Egypt.