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.
November 13, 2012 11:46am
The Rome Jewish community slammed a neo-fascist rally in the city’s downtown and protested plans for a similar demonstration.
October 30, 2012 10:44am
Rome’s provincial council is calling for websites that promote racism and anti-Semitism to be blocked and such online hatred criminalized.
October 29, 2012 10:19am
Hundreds converged on the Italian town of Benito Mussolini’s birth to mark the 90th anniversary of the “march on Rome” that brought the fascist dictator to power.
October 25, 2012 12:53pm
Four Israeli films were honored at the 15th annual Religion Today International Festival of Cinema and Religion.
October 25, 2012 12:41pm
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti and a high-level delegation of government ministers and businesspeople flew to Israel for a bilateral summit with Israeli leaders.
October 21, 2012 6:38pm
A Jewish doctor in Lviv, Ukraine, was beaten to death by an assailant identified by some local news sources as a 26-year-old Arab.
October 17, 2012 8:10pm
A Jewish banquet in a small town in Umbria provided insight into medieval Jewish food — with talk of religious observances, economic life and sex.
October 17, 2012 10:08am
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti promised his country’s Jews that he would stand beside them in the fight against anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial.
October 11, 2012 1:32pm
The editor of a Polish Jewish monthly was awarded a European Union Prize for Literature for a novel that deals with Holocaust memory.
October 10, 2012 3:51pm
Italy’s President Giorgio Napolitano participated in a ceremony marking the 30th anniversary of a terror attack on Rome’s main synagogue that killed a toddler.