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 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.
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.