Tag Archives: Poland

Po Żydowsku: Telling our Story of Jewish Poland 1991-2001

Here we are back in Warsaw after 13 years. We returned to to participate in events marking the 25th anniversary of the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation in Poland. Thanks to…

Shechita Continues in Krakow

When I lived in Krakow as a Fulbright Fellow from 1993-1994, the thought of having a real kosher restaurant in Krakow, let alone kosher schechita, would have been a fantasy….

No Justice, No Meat: Polish Parliament Reaffirms Antisemitism

With great chutzpah and an undercurrent of antisemitism the Polish Parliament has rejected a bill proposed by the government to permit Kosher and Halal ritual slaughter. As has been the…

Yom Hashoah: From the Depths of our Souls

Survivors are disappearing. We are left with stories, fragments, articles, films, interviews. But nothing can capture the enormity of what happened between 1939-1945. Nothing. After spending years in Poland, that…

Ninel’s Samovar

I first met Ninel in 1991 when I was introduced to Ninel by her son Mati. Mati was a young, charismatic student leader at the forefront of the resurgence of…

A barn burns in Poland

Remembering the murder of the Jews of Jedwabe in 1941. Polish performance artist Raphael burned a barn on Sunday, July 10th, the 69th anniversary of the burning alive of the…