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.
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.
September 13, 2012 10:28am
Italian scholar Cesare Colafemmina, an internationally known pioneer in the study of Jewish history and culture in southern Italy, has died.
September 9, 2012 2:45pm
Pope Benedict XVI said he regards his upcoming trip to Lebanon as a visit aimed at promoting peace and dialogue in the entire Middle East.
September 9, 2012 11:36am
Israel’s Hadas Yaron won the Best Actress award at the 69th Venice Film Festival.
August 31, 2012 5:13pm
Italy’s Jewish leadership mourned the death of Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, 85, who was known in part for forging closer relations between Christians and Jews.
August 31, 2012 2:27pm
A fisherman who took part in the dramatic rescue of about 30 Jews during World War II died this week.
August 21, 2012 3:48pm
Some 25 young Poles, many of whom have only recently discovered their Jewish roots, are taking part in a seminar in Israel to explore their Jewish identity and learn more about Judaism and Israel.
August 13, 2012 6:31pm
About 20 Roman Jews protested outside the apartment building of convicted Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke over his freedom of movement.