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.
May 26, 2014 6:03am
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the killing of four people in a Brussels Jewish museum.
May 19, 2014 3:00pm
Pope Francis is taking along two old friends from his days as archbishop of Buenos Aires to send a message on his upcoming Mideast trip about interfaith cooperation.
May 18, 2014 5:17pm
Maccabi Tel Aviv upset favored Real Madrid to win the Euroleague basketball championship.
May 18, 2014 6:30am
Israel sent aid to help rescue efforts in flood-ravaged Serbia and Bosnia.
May 18, 2014 5:41am
The paint factory in Italy where the author and Holocaust survivor Primo Levi worked has been reopened as a museum and cultural center for Holocaust memory and civic action.
May 15, 2014 11:24am
Cyclists will make the nearly 50-mile trek from Auschwitz to Krakow to symbolize the rebirth of Jewish life in Poland.
May 12, 2014 4:29pm
The lights illuminating the Colosseum in Rome will be switched off as a show of support for persecuted Christians around the world and the kidnapped schoolgirls in Nigeria.
May 11, 2014 10:10am
Pope Paul VI, the first pontiff to visit Israel, will be beatified in October, moving him a step closer to sainthood.
May 8, 2014 6:46am
An Italian priest who was killed for his efforts to save Jews during World War II was beatified by the Roman Catholic Church.
May 2, 2014 1:05pm
An imam identified as being from the Al-Aksa Mosque in Jerusalem has called for Israel’s destruction in a recent speech in Milan, a watchdog group said.
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