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The Need of Balance

Gábor Sárosi

July 25, 2012 | 1:14 pm

The main suspect of last week’s terrorist attack in Bulgaria had a quite big file of involvement in activities of different terrorist groups. He was held for 2 years in Guantanamo, but -... read on

  • Creation vs Weightlifting - the omnipotence paradox

    Gábor Sárosi

    July 25, 2012 | 1:11 pm

    Can God create a stone too heavy for him to lift up?

    This is the famous “omnipotence paradox”. If the answer is yes, He can, then His weightlifting-power is limited, if the answer is no, He can’t, than His creating-power is limited. Either way, God is not omnipotent.
    There are a... read on

  • Profile of Amon Goeth – the Commandant of the Płaszów Camp.

    Michał Zajda

    July 25, 2012 | 12:48 pm

    SS-Hauptsturmführer, SS No. – 43673.

    Amon Leopold Goeth, like many Nazi criminals, was born in Vienna, on December 11,1908. Before the war he was a modest clerk, with a passion for literature. He was a ticking time bomb. Unfulfilled murderers, domestic sadists – nice and... read on

  • The Jewish Cemetery in Wilamowice – another stop in Silesia

    Pavel Pustelnik

    July 25, 2012 | 4:03 am

    I was brought to this place by Wikipedia. While reading about a demolished synagogue in Skoczów I noticed some information about a nearby cemetery. Night had already fallen, so I came back the next day. Little places like this have this are wonderful though they are easy to miss.... read on

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  • Nahum Goldmann Fellowship. How uncomfortable can you feel in Poland?

    By Klaudia Klimek

    July 25, 2012 | 4:01 am

    The Nahum Goldmann Fellowship in Poland, interesting, isn’t it? The organization’s goals of breaking barriers and changing stereotypes, give the people contributing to the seminar and organisation, as well as its potential participants, an uncomfortable feeling of stepping out of... read on

  • Where is the Jewish Rome?

    Pavel Pustelnik

    July 15, 2012 | 1:57 pm

    The heat of Rome in July is just a prelude to what will happen in August, when the city starts to close itself for the holidays. The Jewish quarter is not much different with regards to that. At least during the day.

    The Jewish area of the city is outside the main touristic routes.... read on

  • The Jewish traits in Cieszyn Silesia

    Pavel Pustelnik

    July 15, 2012 | 1:54 pm

    Coming back to the places where you were born and looking for the old-new places. The feeling of adventure, the need to discover. This year, holidays have culminated in Silesia, and Cieszyn, Poland.

    The first stop is Skoczów (read: Scotch-oof). It is a small town that right now has... read on

  • Krystallnacht and the basic German values

    Ian Shulman

    July 15, 2012 | 1:52 pm

    German history shortly before, during and after the war is an extremely well-researched and, if one can say so, ‘popular’ topic. Decades after the major Nazi crimes were revealed and almost all villains either were punished or died their natural death in their hideaways in South... 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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