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.
December 20, 2012 11:38am
A new interactive website powered by Google maps has put Spanish Jewish heritage online.
December 18, 2012 4:36pm
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas received a warm welcome from Pope Benedict XVI during a three-day visit to Rome.
December 12, 2012 7:30pm
For the second year in a row, vandals disrupted the public lighting of a Chanukah menorah in Catania, Sicily.
December 11, 2012 7:21pm
With massive Jewish museums opening across Europe, the Czech Republic is moving ahead with plans for an innovative one called 10 Stars that aims to establish thematic exhibitions at 10 restored heritage sites across the country.
December 9, 2012 1:09pm
Police and customs officials in the port of Naples seized five containers believed to contain arms about to be shipped to Egypt.
November 26, 2012 4:16pm
Cardinal Elia Angelo Dalla Costa, the World War II-era archbishop of Florence, was recognized as Righteous Among the Nations.
November 25, 2012 11:23am
In the wake of mounting anti-Semitic and anti-Israel incidents, Italy’s Jewish leadership has “forcefully denounced” a “spiral of violence” that has erupted in the country over the past few weeks.
November 19, 2012 11:23am
Red paint was thrown against the entryway of the synagogue in Parma, Italy, apparently to protest Israeli rocket fire into Gaza.
November 18, 2012 9:55am
Four people connected with the Italian version of the white-supremacist website Stormfront were arrested.
November 15, 2012 11:57am
Protesters chanted anti-Semitic and pro-Palestinian slogans outside the main Rome synagogue during mass student protests that turned violent.