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 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.
June 27, 2012 9:33am
The European Union for Progressive Judaism and Hungary’s two Reform congregations took their case against Hungary’s new law on religion to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France.
June 26, 2012 3:56pm
The Rome Jewish community mourned the death of an Italian Muslim leader who was a key figure in promoting interfaith Jewish-Muslim relations.
June 24, 2012 11:36am
A special commemorative Slovak coin marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of one of the early 19th century’s most influential European rabbis.
June 21, 2012 11:43am
The Jewish community in Bratislava has launched a community-run Jewish museum in the women’s gallery of the only synagogue in the Slovak capital.
June 20, 2012 2:35pm
The museum, memorial and grounds of the World War II internment and transit camp at Fossoli, in northern Italy, has been closed to visitors since suffering severe damage in twin earthquakes.