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.
January 16, 2013 1:39pm
Italian soccer players expressed their opposition to racism by honoring a Jewish coach who was killed in the Holocaust.
January 14, 2013 5:27pm
Dozens of Italians in five cities gathered to eat pizza to show support for Israel and raise money to send pizza to Israeli soldiers.
January 10, 2013 12:54pm
New guidelines issued by the Italian Interior Ministry govern how police may halt or interrupt a soccer match because of racist or anti-Semitic behavior by fans or on the pitch.
January 8, 2013 7:22pm
European soccer authorities have opened disciplinary proceedings against the Rome soccer team Lazio for the alleged anti-Semitism of its fans.
January 8, 2013 11:20am
The Vatican rejected comments by the head of a breakaway traditionalist group calling Jews “enemies of the church” and reiterated that it was committed to dialogue with the Jewish world.
December 31, 2012 8:19pm
An Israeli restaurant opened in the heart of the old Jewish quarter of Krakow.
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.