Jewish Journal

  • 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


    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

  • My Last station

    Dana Addadi Israel/Europe

    April 20, 2012 | 1:37 pm








      In the city of the biggest international cultural festival I end my cultural quest. (for now) Did you know Edinburgh festival was initiated by a Scotsman with aspiration for inter-European reconciliation after the 2nd world war?
    I find it symbolic enough to... read on


    Kristina-Ruth Vasileva

    April 19, 2012 | 4:08 am

    Somehow before visiting and learning more about the United Nations, I thought that this institution should be an ultimate human rights defender, whose views are more or less objective and truthful, fighting the world’s biggest injustices. Many people react at a headline starting... read on

  • Beshert means destiny

    Pavel Pustelnik

    April 19, 2012 | 3:41 am

    Try to click ‘beshert’ into Goggle and you will receive a list of Jewish dating websites. No, it’s not going to be about ‘webwise ways to find love’. Not this time.

    I was not looking for a perfect match or a date for the next weekend. I was just very much intrigued by a... read on

  • Woman Seeks Jewish Identity

    Linda Katz- NY

    April 17, 2012 | 2:21 am

    Linda Katz (blog:  identity5772.wordpress.com)

    I am a wandering Jew, currently rooted in Brooklyn, NY.  Unaffiliated, more assimilated than I would like to believe, yet, very connected to my confused identity as a Jew.  Even more confusing, I find myself in the middle of an... read on

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