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  • ‘Hidden Jews’: Closer than I thought

    Linda Katz / NY, NY

    April 29, 2012 | 2:12 pm

    I am a typical naive American.  Certainly K.K. communicated this through rolling eyes while showing me around Jewish Krakow.  Traveling through Eastern Europe with the mission of talking with Jewish communities, I was often amazed and awed by what I heard - even by what I knew. ... read on

  • A weekend with Israeli dance in Poland - Inbal

    Katarzyna Odrzywołek/ Poland

    April 29, 2012 | 2:08 pm

    “When you dance, you can enjoy the luxury of being you.”

    Paulo Coelho – The Witch of Portobello

    Friday, 1 o’clock p.m., the fifth platform crowded as always. The Krakow – Warsaw train will arrive any minute. In my bag – several sets of sports clothes, comfortable shoes... read on

  • Dress British, Think Yiddish -newest exhibition of the Vienna Jewish Museum

    Ian Shulman / Austria

    April 29, 2012 | 2:04 pm

    This quote attributed to the Hollywood talent agent, ‘the last mogul’ Lew Wasserman seemed to be the key to the newest exhibition of the Vienna Jewish Museum - ‘Bigger Than Life. 100 Years of Hollywood: A Jewish Experience’. Just as the quote implies to look conventional, but... read on

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  • Report from the exhibition “Is war Men’s Business”, Poland

    Monika Opalińska Poland

    April 29, 2012 | 2:00 pm

    On the 23rd of April in the Historical Museum of Krakow Oskar Schindlers Emalia Factory, located at Lipowa 4 street, there was a festive opening of the exhibition titled “Is war men’s Business”. The title refers to the strongly established, well known stereotype and popular... read on

  • Yom Hazikaron 2012

    by Itamar Treves-Tchelet

    April 25, 2012 | 2:45 am

    On this day, we commemorate the 22,993 fallen Israeli soldiers, and thousands of Israeli Terror victims, who lost their lives for the sake of the State of Israel.

    I took upon myself to free-translate a poem, written by Giora Fischer, who lost his son Merom (Moses) during a military... read on

  • JANUSZ KORCZAK YEAR: There are no children, just people

    Katarzyna Odrzywołek / Poland

    April 20, 2012 | 1:58 pm

    www.jewrnalism.org

    A common initiative promoting the works of the Old Doctor has begun the whole Poland over. Enough to think that not that long ago, while visiting Cracow bookshops and asking about his works, I met only with surprised look and an answer: “I am sorry, we don’t... read on

  • Chosen to live and carry help to others – the story of Jerzy Einhorn.

    Monika Opalińska

    April 20, 2012 | 1:50 pm

    While getting to know more and more about Jerzy Einhorn one starts to understand how powerful influence on forming young man’s mind had some appalling circumstances in the past. All that he had experienced while living in the ghetto in occupied Częstochowa and later when he lived... read on

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Jews visiting Central & Eastern Europe frequently come with stereotypes and prejudices about the region.  In particular, group heritage and education tours for young Jews...

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