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.
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.
October 10, 2012 12:29pm
A new Italian women’s group has added its voice to protests over a publicly funded monument honoring the World War II-era fascist leader Rodolfo Graziani.
October 3, 2012 3:15pm
The mainstream Orthodox Jewish community is embracing tiny communities in southern Italy of Jews who are embracing a religion that went underground during the Inquisition.