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.
March 13, 2013 7:41pm
Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the Argentinian cardinal who was elected pope and will take the name Francis, is said to have a good relationship with Argentinian Jews.
February 22, 2013 7:10am
Austria bestowed a special honor on Edward Serotta, the American photographer and director of Centropa, a Vienna-based institute dedicated to preserving the memory of Jewish life in central and eastern Europe.
February 21, 2013 11:35am
Italy awarded Moshe Kantor, the president of the European Jewish Congress, its highest decoration given to a non-Italian.
February 14, 2013 2:25pm
Naples is getting Italy’s third Jewish library.
February 12, 2013 8:40pm
Italian Jews are squabbling over a Jewish candidate for the country’s parliament.
February 11, 2013 10:00pm
Pope Benedict XVI, who announced his resignation of the papacy on Monday, was a doctrinal conservative who nevertheless won plaudits from Jewish leaders who engaged with him over the course of his eight-year tenure.
February 11, 2013 12:44pm
Pope Benedict XVI said he is stepping down, citing his “advanced age” and, apparently, failing health.
February 11, 2013 11:02am
The lead singer of an Italian pop group reportedly will skip a live performance at Italy’s most famous popular song festival because he observes Shabbat.
February 6, 2013 3:10pm
The centuries-old Sarajevo Haggadah will stay in Bosnia for the foreseeable future, despite an offer from the Metropolitan Museum in New York to display it on long-term loan.
January 31, 2013 12:59pm
The Vatican and Israel are closer to resolving longstanding disagreements over property and taxes.