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.
March 20, 2013 7:25pm
Pope Francis told Jewish leaders that Catholics and Jews are “bound by a very special spiritual bond.”
March 19, 2013 3:07pm
Pope Francis acknowledged Jews during the open-air Mass that formally installed him as pontiff.
March 18, 2013 7:25pm
No stranger to the Jews, the new pope sent out early signs that Jews find encouraging.
March 17, 2013 8:26pm
Hungary recognized a Jewish sociologist, Andreas Kovacs, and two citizens accused of making anti-Semitic statements with prestigious national awards.
March 15, 2013 3:22pm
Pope Francis sent a personal message to Rome’s chief rabbi, Riccardo Di Segni, underscoring his desire to foster Catholic-Jewish relations.
March 13, 2013 7:41pm
Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the Argentinian cardinal who was elected pope and will take the name Francis, is said to have a good relationship with Argentinian Jews.
February 22, 2013 7:10am
Austria bestowed a special honor on Edward Serotta, the American photographer and director of Centropa, a Vienna-based institute dedicated to preserving the memory of Jewish life in central and eastern Europe.
February 21, 2013 11:35am
Italy awarded Moshe Kantor, the president of the European Jewish Congress, its highest decoration given to a non-Italian.
February 14, 2013 2:25pm
Naples is getting Italy’s third Jewish library.
February 12, 2013 8:40pm
Italian Jews are squabbling over a Jewish candidate for the country’s parliament.