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 23, 2013 4:39pm
Yad Vashem posthumously recognized the Italian cycling champion Gino Bartali as Righteous Among the Nations.
September 22, 2013 4:02pm
The World Jewish Congress has slammed a Polish magazine report that alleged corrupt practices in the restitution and management of Jewish property in Poland.
September 16, 2013 8:21am
Italy has gone ahead with the loan of a 15th century masterpiece by Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli to Israel that had been held up over the uncertain situation in Syria.
September 15, 2013 12:39pm
Milan police reportedly have security camera images that apparently show the killer of an Iranian-Jewish businessman entering the victim’s carpet shop after hours.
September 12, 2013 6:46am
Pope Francis praised Jews for keeping their faith despite the Holocaust and other “terrible trials” throughout history, and reaffirmed Judaism as the “holy root” of Christianity.
September 9, 2013 6:53am
Venice Jewish community president Riccardo Calimani abruptly announced his resignation during Rosh Hashanah services.
September 8, 2013 6:40am
Tens of thousands of people converged on St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City for a peace vigil for Syria called by Pope Francis.
September 8, 2013 6:20am
Concerned by war clouds over Syria, Italy is holding off on loaning a 15th-century masterpiece by Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli to Israel.
September 2, 2013 12:59pm
Pope Francis in a meeting with Jewish leaders sent Rosh Hashanah greetings to Jews worldwide and expressed “concern” at the ban on kosher slaughter in Poland.
September 1, 2013 7:12am
Italy is giving Israel a Rosh Hashanah present – the loan of a masterpiece by the 15th century Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli.