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  • Lies, silence surround flouting of Poland’s kosher slaughter ban

    February 27, 2014 | 10:06 am

    After a Polish court tossed out a government regulation permitting kosher slaughter in 2012, Poland’s $500 million ritual slaughter industry was expected to be brought to its knees.

    Evidence shows, however, that not only was kosher slaughter still being performed in Poland as...

  • Judaism in Poland: It’s Warsaw, Jake

    By Rob Eshman

    October 16, 2013 | 1:48 pm

    You would think that when the Polish edition of Forbes, the internationally respected financial magazine, publishes a front-page exposé on the disappearance of tens of millions of dollars of Holocaust restitution funds, Jews everywhere would be outraged and demand an immediate,...

  • It’s rabbi vs. rabbi in competing campaigns to overturn Poland’s shechitah ban

    August 6, 2013 | 10:54 am

    A few weeks before Poland’s parliament voted last month on whether to overturn a ban on ritual slaughter, Rabbi Menachem Margolin was scheduled to meet the Polish president in an effort to find a solution to the problem.

    The ban had been imposed in January, when a Polish...

  • Give Polish Jewry a kosher choice

    July 31, 2013 | 1:51 pm

    Remember “Had Gadya”? What satisfaction when, onto the scene of carnage, walks the Holy One of Blessing, and destroys the angel of death that slew the butcher that killed the ox that drank the water that quenched the fire that burned the stick that beat the dog that bit the cat...

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  • At last, Warsaw’s Museum of the History of Polish Jews is dedicated

    April 18, 2013 | 10:32 am

    Krzysztof Sliwinski, a longtime Catholic activist in Jewish-Polish relations, gazed wide-eyed at the swooping interior of this city's Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

    Nearly two decades in the making, the more than $100 million institution officially opens to the public this...

  • Once imprisoned, now free

    March 19, 2013 | 7:47 am

    The poetry of Naftali Herz Kon was finally released from the imprisonment of the Polish Archives.

    In January this year I was exploring complicated happenings around the poetry of Naftali Herz Kon. The poet was accused of espionage and all his archives were confiscated in the...

  • March recalls liquidation of Krakow ghetto

    March 18, 2013 | 1:12 pm

    Some 400 people made a remembrance march in Krakow to mark the 70th anniversary of the liquidation of the Polish city's Jewish ghetto.

    The marchers on Sunday walked from Ghetto Heroes Square to the site of the former concentration camp at Plaszow.

    "There are voices in the...

  • Polish court reportedly rules against allowing ritual slaughter

    November 27, 2012 | 9:25 am

    A constitutional court in Poland reportedly has ruled against allowing Jewish and Muslim ritual slaughter in the country.

    The Warsaw court’s ruling, which was made known on Tuesday, said the government had acted unconstitutionally when it exempted Jews and Muslims from stunning...

  • Oldest-known Auschwitz survivor dies

    October 22, 2012 | 11:45 am

    The oldest known former prisoner of Auschwitz reportedly has died at the age of 108.

    Antoni Dobrowolski died Sunday in the northwestern Polish town of Debno, The Associated Press reported, citing Jaroslaw Mensfelt, a spokesman for the Auschwitz-Birkenau state museum.

    ...
  • The Red Hot Chili Peppers heat up the Holyland

    October 4, 2012 | 12:14 pm

    The Red Hot Chili Peppers made their first visit to Israel on Sept. 10, but the band member who stole the show wasn’t even onstage. Hillel Slovak – the group’s Israeli-American guitarist and co-founder – died tragically of a heroin overdose in 1988, but his presence was felt...

  • Holocaust Museum of Buenos Aires, Polish government honor Janusz Korczak

    August 22, 2012 | 10:22 am

    The Polish government and the Holocaust Museum of Buenos Aires inaugurated a two-day seminar about Janusz Korczak.

    The event, which began Tuesday, is part of activities marking 70 years since German soldiers sent Korczak and 192 Jewish orphans to their deaths in Treblinka, a Nazi...

  • Poland honors Janusz Korczak on 70th anniversary of death

    August 6, 2012 | 10:56 am

    Polish government officials unveiled a memorial plaque in Warsaw in honor of Warsaw Ghetto hero Janusz Korczak.

    Sunday’s unveiling took place exactly 70 years after German soldiers sent Korczak and 192 Jewish orphans to their deaths in Treblinka, a Nazi extermination camp.

    Korczak,...

  • Romney tours site of future Polish Jewish museum

    July 31, 2012 | 3:53 pm

    Mitt Romney toured the site of the future Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw.

    The presumptive Republican presidential nominee, completing the third leg of a three-country tour that also included Britain and Israel, on Tuesday met with museum chairman Piotr Wislicki,...

  • August Kowalczyk, Polish actor and Holocaust survivor who escaped Auschwitz, dies

    July 31, 2012 | 2:57 pm

    August Kowalczyk, a Polish actor who was the last survivor of a group of Polish prisoners who escaped from Auschwitz, has died.

    Polish media said Kowalczyk died Sunday in a hospice he had recently founded in Oswieciem, the small town in southern Poland where Auschwitz is located. He...

  • Israel salutes non-Jewish Poles for heroism and preserving Jewish memory

    July 10, 2012 | 10:14 am

    Israel in twin ceremonies honored non-Jewish Poles who rescued Jews during the Holocaust and those who have preserved Jewish memory since World War II.

    Israeli Ambassador to Poland Zvi Rav-Ner on June 8 recognized five Polish women as Righteous Gentiles for risking their lives to...

  • Krakow waiters made anti-Semitic remarks, Jewish patrons allege

    July 9, 2012 | 2:46 pm

    A group of Jews patronizing a restaurant in Krakow said they were verbally and physically attacked by waiters.

    The anti-Semitic and racist comments allegedly were made over the weekend at the Moment restaurant during the Polish city’s Jewish Culture Festival. The group was from...

  • Gunter Grass told to stay away from Polish synagogue

    June 28, 2012 | 10:25 am

    Gunter Grass, the Nobel Prize-winning poet banned from entering Israel, is being asked not to visit the Gdansk synagogue.

    Grass, 85, will arrive on Friday in the Polish city of his birth to open an exhibition of his paintings.

    “We wish to Gunter Grass very fruitful and pleasant...

  • Tomb of courageous Polish non-Jew is rededicated

    June 18, 2012 | 10:25 am

    The tombstone of a Polish woman who saved a Jewish woman by hiding her in the roof of her barn for two years during the Holocaust was rededicated with a Talmudic inscription.

    Maria Jalowiec, who died in 1979, hid her neighbor Regina (Rivka) Wallach, who had managed to jump off a...

  • Anti-Semitic T-shirts sold at Polish soccer stadium

    April 12, 2012 | 3:30 pm

    T-shirts featuring anti-Semitic slogans were discovered being sold outside a soccer stadium in the Polish city of Lodz.

    The T-shirts were being sold outside the stadium of Widzew Lodz, which plays in Poland’s premier league, according to an April 12 article on the website of...

  • Oscar nominee Agnieszka Holland on “In Darkness” [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 2, 2012 | 10:28 pm

    Agnieszka Holland was sitting by a window in a Los Angeles hotel recently, bathed by sunlight streaming in through slatted Venetian blinds.

    Light and dark are the prominent metaphors in her film, “In Darkness,” based on the true story of a group of Jews who escaped the...

  • Polio survivor’s new film explores sexual surrogacy

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 18, 2012 | 4:35 pm

    Nine years before Mark O’Brien died, the 36-year-old poet and journalist, who was also a polio survivor living in an iron lung, decided he wanted to lose his virginity. Until then, he’d always been ashamed of his sexuality, which he believed served no purpose save to mortify him...

  • Polish president reaffirms right to shechitah

    November 2, 2011 | 12:04 pm

    Polish President Bronisław Komorowski said he supports European Jews’ right to kosher slaughter, or shechitah.

    “In Poland, we are proud to stand firm in supporting the Jewish community’s right to shechitah, and will play our full part in the EU deliberations,” the president...

  • Polish museum opens exhibit on Warsaw Ghetto Uprising leader

    October 5, 2011 | 11:37 am

    A Polish museum has opened a section dedicated to Marek Edelman, one of the commanders of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising against the Nazis.

    The exhibit at the Historical Museum in Lodz opened Oct. 2, two years after Edelman died at the age of 90.

    Edelman, a cardiologist by...

  • Vietnamese Beauties, the Perfect Mani Pedi & Bionic Hearing

    By Ilana Angel

    August 3, 2011 | 10:14 pm

    I love getting a Mani Pedi. It is an easy way to pamper yourself, can be done inexpensively, and nice hands are feet are important.  More men should actually make it a part of their regular schedules because it’s gross when a man’s hands are feet are gnarly.  God Bless Ryan...

  • Obama meets with Polish Jewish leaders

    May 31, 2011 | 12:38 pm

    President Obama met with Polish Jewish leaders and laid a wreath at the Warsaw Ghetto monument during his visit to Poland.

    Obama began his May 27 visit to Poland by laying a wreath at the Warsaw Ghetto monument and by meeting two dozen leaders of the Jewish community including...

  • Search for Polish past inspires film, education

    April 20, 2011 | 3:24 pm

    “I made the most amazing discovery of my life!” Sarah Golabek-Goldman says in her documentary, “Finding Leah Tickotsky.”

    She was speaking of a monumental event that occurred during her first trip to Poland, in 2007, when she was a student at Stanford University and got the...

  • Historic Polish synagogue rededicated

    April 5, 2011 | 3:06 pm

    The historic synagogue in Zamosc was rededicated after a $2.4 million restoration, though the Renaissance town in southeast Poland no longer has a Jewish community.

    Ambassadors, Jewish leaders and other dignitaries attended Tuesday’s festive ceremony, which was followed by the...

  • Director of Polish Jewish theater is attacked

    December 22, 2010 | 11:05 am

    Bricks painted with swastikas and a firecracker were thrown through the window of the director of a Jewish theater in Poland.

    The attack on the home of Thomas Pietrasiewicz, director of the NN Theater in Lublin, took place late at night on Dec. 17.  A bottle had been thrown at the...

  • Kaczynski leaves legacy of Polish-Jewish reconciliation

    April 12, 2010 | 4:24 pm

    For Jews, Poland’s late president, Lech Kaczynski, was a man of many firsts.

    He was the first Polish president to attend a service at a Polish synagogue, the first to celebrate Chanukah at the presidential palace, the first Polish leader to provide support for a Jewish history...

  • Books: The anti-Chagall offers a field guide to the shtetl

    By Gabriel Sanders

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm



    "They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories of a Jewish Childhood in Poland Before the Holocaust" by Mayer Kirshenblatt and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (University of California Press, $39.95).

    Mayer Kirshenblatt was born in 1916 in the Polish town of Apt. In 1934, when he was...

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