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  • Jewish Institutions take Part in European Night of the Museums Saturday Night

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    May 17, 2012 | 11:50 am

    Jewish museums and other cultural institutions in a number of European countries will be open from dusk on Saturday until the wee hours Sunday as part of the annual European Night of the Museums. The Night of the Museums was founded in 2005, and more than 4,000 institutions in 40... read on

  • More Life from Oswiecim Festival

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    May 14, 2012 | 2:08 am

    I was very glad to have gone to Oswiecim for the Oswiecim Life Festival, even though I missed the big final stadium concert Sunday night with Peter Gabriel as headliner—it apparently was Gabriel’s only appearance (perhaps first apperance?) in Poland, and I even saw the concert... read on

  • Life in Oswiecim

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    May 11, 2012 | 2:56 pm

    I’ve been in Warsaw the past week and just came down today to Oswiecim—the little city in southern Poland outside of which Auschwitz is located. I’m not here to pay homage at the death camp (which I have visited a number of times) but to attend part of the third edition of the... read on

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  • Stuffed Cabbage from the Poland-Lithuanian Border

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    May 11, 2012 | 2:12 am

    This item was first published in The Jew & The Carrot blog of The Forward

    Stuffed Cabbage From the Polish Border

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    SEJNY, POLAND — The first time I visited Lithuania in 2006 I was overwhelmed by the extraordinary sensation that I was traveling through a giant... read on

  • Anne Frank’s Amsterdam App

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    May 8, 2012 | 8:00 am

    Hmm. I spent much of the morning in Warsaw today talking with an E-Book and App publisher about creating apps and interactive E-Books from my own writing,  on various platforms. So I am quite convinced that going mobile is the way to get around. Still, I’m somehow a little teentsy... read on

  • Synagogues in Northeastern Poland

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    May 6, 2012 | 1:30 am

    I spent the past week in Sejny, a small town in the far northeast of Poland near the Lithuanian border—and coincidentally just ran across a very good video about the synagogues and Jewish quarters in Sejny and several other towns in eastern/northeastern Poland. It’s worth watching.