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 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.
October 3, 2012 10:03am
The museum keeping the centuries-old Sarajevo Haggadah is set to close due to a lack of funds.
October 2, 2012 10:34am
Shlomo Venezia, a Holocaust survivor who wrote about his experiences in an Auschwitz Sonderkommando unit and spent years bearing personal testimony to the Shoah, has died.
September 30, 2012 5:00pm
Zion Evrony has taken up his post as Israel’s ambassador to the Holy See.
September 27, 2012 1:37pm
Italian pianist Francesco Lotoro travels the globe, bringing to light music that was composed and often performed in Nazi-era concentration camps.
September 27, 2012 11:18am
Israeli scholar Yehuda Elkana, who headed the Central European University, died at the age of 78.
September 15, 2012 9:12pm
Against widening violent Middle East protests sparked by an anti-Islam film, Pope Benedict XVI began a two-day visit to Lebanon declaring that he was there as a “pilgrim of peace” to the entire region.
September 14, 2012 12:17pm
The Vatican significantly sharpened its condemnation of the violent attack in Libya that killed the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and three other U.S. State Department personnel.
September 13, 2012 11:40am
On the eve of Pope Benedict XVI’s departure on a highly sensitive two-day visit to the Middle East, the Vatican decried violence in the name of religion.